• First Real-World Data Show That the Bivalent Booster Is Effective

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    In a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided the first real-world evidence on the effectiveness of the bivalent booster shot that the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized in September.
    The researchers conclude that the bivalent booster, which contains genetic material from both the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and the Omicron BA.4/5 variants, is effective in protecting people from severe COVID-19. The relative effectiveness among people ages 18 to 49 who received the bivalent...
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