Time for a 4th Jab?

You might have heard the news yesterday that the FDA authorized a Covid-19 booster shot for people 50 and older in light of evidence of waning protection from previous doses.* Note – The naming of these shots has evolved.  Now people are considered up to date with their immunizations if they have had three mRNA […]

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