With the Omicron variant dominant in the U.S., there has been a lot of talk about booster shots for COVID-19 vaccines. While the vaccines have been shown to be safe and highly effective at both preventing the disease and lessening the effects in breakthrough cases, the data is becoming clear just how important it is to add another dose of your chosen vaccine series to ensure you’re protected.
Hear Dr. Vivian Vega, Tampa VA attending physician, Infectious Disease, answer the most asked questions about the vaccine and booster.
As COVID-19 cases rise, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re vaccinated and boosted. Do it for yourself, for your family, and for the community.
Reminder: universal masking and entrance screening is still in effect at all VA health care facilities, and physical distancing is required in all waiting areas, public areas and workspaces.
Schedule your vaccine appointment by visiting your local VA facility: https://www.va.gov/find-locations/.
Already boosted? That’s great! Bring your vaccination card to your next appointment so we can document your health record.
Want to read more about vaccine Q&A? In the “You Asked, We Answered” series, VA answers your most pressing and most asked questions.
For more information, visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.