fight COVID-19 even with a vaccine.
Meanwhile, the country is still seeing more than 70,000 coronavirus cases a day and more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths a day, according to the newspaper’s COVID-19 tracker.
In addition, federal health officials are concerned about the increased spread of the virus during the holiday season as large numbers of people travel and gather indoors.
State and federal health officials are worried about the states of Minnesota, Colorado, Arizona and Vermont, where cases have been rising.
What to know about getting booster shots
If you are interested in or plan on getting a booster shot, here is what you should know according to AARP:
- Just like with the initial COVID-19 vaccines, there are no out-of-pocket costs to get a booster shot; no insurance or ID is required.
- You can find booster shots where you find the COVID-19 vaccines — pharmacies, doctor’s offices, community health clinics, etc. You may need an appointment, so check in on the details.
- It’s a good idea to call ahead of time to confirm the location has the booster brand you want to receive.
- Bring your COVID-19 vaccine card so it can be updated to include your booster. Lost it? Here’s some advice on what to do.
- You may experience some mild to moderate side effects after your booster — the most common are fatigue and pain at the injection site.