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Booster shots in U.S. have strongly protected against severe disease from omicron variant, CDC studies show

By Lena H. Sun, Joel Achenbach and Dan Keating

21 Jan 2022 · 7 min read

Vaccine boosters provide robust protection against severe disease from the omicron variant in the United States, according to three reports released Friday that use real-world data to show the shots are effective at keeping vaccinated people out of the hospital.

But the reports by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention arrived late to the winter surge in coronavirus cases that have choked the corridors of hospitals across much of the country.

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