Pennsylvania Health Department Says Providers Are Ready to Give Updated COVID-19 Booster Shots

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) announced that vaccine providers across the state are prepared to begin administering updated COVID-19 booster vaccines as soon as they receive them. The vaccines, which provide additional protection against the original coronavirus and Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5, were recently approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) after receiving emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.