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Second COVID vaccine booster now available for select groups

Posted at 6:39 PM, Mar 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-29 22:37:54-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Omicron "stealth," the new dominant COVID-19 variant worldwide, has had people wondering when a second booster will be available. The good news: It's here.

The FDA authorized a second booster for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines earlier on Tuesday, but before it could go in arms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had to review the information and issue guidelines.

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The Southern Nevada Health District got word of the CDC's recommendation on Tuesday afternoon, and officials said the District is ready for people to line up for another round of vaccinations.

"Vaccination has worked in the older population, and this is just continuing along that path," said Dr. Brian Labus with UNLV's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

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After hearing the news, Marilyn Hayes, a Las Vegas resident and Doolittle Senior Center member, said she is ready to roll up her sleeve again.

"I have not gotten the virus and I don't look forward to getting it," Hayes said.

She said getting vaccinated is important, especially "when you tell me and show me that more people are living."

"So far, it has been a wonderful thing to celebrate," Hayes said.

Hayes will celebrate her birthday this Sunday, so we also want to wish her a very happy birthday.