What’s the deal with boosters (and why it’s a good time for a boost)

Three female friends holding up their vaccination cards and smiling.

Booster shots prevent the most serious health threats from COVID: long-lasting symptoms, hospitalization, and death. But many people in King County who are eligible haven’t gotten their booster shot yet. If that includes you, we’ve pulled together answers to common questions about booster shots that explain why it’s so worth doing.

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Why should I get a booster if I might get COVID anyway? 

Most everyone knows someone who is sick or has recently had COVID since the extremely contagious Omicron variant started to spread. And it’s possible that someone you know has had COVID even if they got a booster shot. So at this point, you might be thinking: “Why should I get a booster if I might get COVID anyway?”

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