Answers to reader questions about new coronavirus, RSV vaccines
New coronavirus shots are here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that anyone 6 months or older should get at least one dose of an updated shot. The shots are intended to bolster defenses as the nation heads into the fall and winter virus season, when influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, are also primed to be on the rise.
On Tuesday, we took your vaccine questions with Jamie Loehr, a family physician for over 30 years and a voting member of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a panel of experts that made the universal recommendation for the updated coronavirus shot. He also spent four years as the American Academy of Family Physicians liaison to the panel. Here are some of the questions we answered:
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Alexandra Pannoni, newsroom talent and community editor, produced this live chat.