Here’s What You Should Know About The COVID-19 Booster Shot

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Is it the same as the first shot?

In the medical community, a booster shot refers to an additional dose of a vaccine that has already been administered, says the CDC. In the case of the COVID-19 booster shot, it will provide the same antibodies offered in the first. However, the interesting thing about booster shots is that they can be tweaked in order to offer protection against new and changing variants, so the medical community does feel confident that moving forward, they might be able to create booster shots that can offer better immunity against new variants. The fact that the current booster shot is a replica of the original doses can provide some comfort to those who wonder how they’ll respond to it.

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