Michigan’s state health department is recommending that people get the updated COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older for the fall and winter seasons.
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The recommendation comes after the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved and authorized an emergency use of the new vaccine.
“Updated COVID-19 vaccines are going to be the way we protect ourselves and our loved ones each fall and winter virus season,” the state’s top medical official, Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, told CBS Detroit. “It is important to make sure our families are up-to-date on all routine vaccines to prevent the spread of severe illness and disease. Now is a great time to check with your health care provider to make sure you are up-to-date on all your vaccines.”
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