L.A. County begins COVID booster shots for teachers, healthcare workers, seniors

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Los Angeles County is now offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters, health officials said Friday, marking a significant new step in the effort to armor the population against the still-potent pandemic. The county’s swift move follows federal recommendations that certain older or high-risk residents can receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months after their initial inoculation series.“Starting today, eligible Los Angeles County residents can begin receiving their booster dose at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine,” public health director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement Friday morning. “The booster dose offers enhanced protection for those fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine six months ago who are at increased risk of getting COVID-19 and/or experiencing severe illness from COVID. The L.A. County vaccination network is prepared to offer boosters today while continuing to prioritize getting first doses to those eligible
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