Speak Up: Delaware encourages boosters for new COVID variants

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The state Division of Public Health is encouraging Delawareans who are eligible to get a booster now to protect against new COVID-19 variants like BA.5. The division said not to wait until updated vaccines are available in the fall, indicating that getting a booster now will not exclude anyone from getting another in the fall.

  • It’s interesting that you did not put the virus update in the paper for several weeks/months. Now, all the sudden, it’s back to “get your shot.” I have read the vaccine is less than 5% effective on the current virus. This is going to get interesting with election time around the corner.— Bob Hice
  • Get your shot now! The midterm variant is here! — Mark Schmalhofer