U of U Health supports Governor’s decision to allow COVID-19 booster doses to all adults in Utah

The University of Utah Health supports Governor Spencer Cox’s decision to allow booster doses of COVID-19 for all Utah residents 18 and over. The people in this group are eligible if it has been at minimum six months since they received their second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or at least two weeks following one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The Governor’s decision comes before a similar recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for all U.S. adults. It is the best option to take to safeguard Utahns in the present. COVID-19 is still very prevalent across the majority of counties in Utah and the overall rate of cases also remain high. This makes Utahns eligible for booster eligibility when they reside in an area of high-risk. While vaccination is the best method to safeguard yourself from COVID-19-related death and hospitalization, there are signs of a decline in protection as time passes. This is particularly relevant for people aged over 65 who are unable or unwilling to mount an immune response.

The holidays and colder weather are coming and that will bring more people into the home which increases the chance of transmission of COVID-19 and infection. It is crucial to take every precaution to protect ourselves and our fellow humans at this moment. Utahns should receive the booster if they’re eligible. They should also wear a face mask when they’re in crowded indoor areas where there may not be enough people around to protect them. Anyone who hasn’t received the COVID-19 vaccine must make a vaccination appointment as soon as they are able to.

It’s been nearly one year since the first Utahn was given a COVID-19 vaccine. We have made great strides since then, but the disease is still prevalent. We can conquer this if we cooperate.

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