Booster Shots Coming Soon As Delta Overwhelms Some Hospitals

Booster Shots Coming Soon As Delta Overwhelms Some Hospitals
Booster Shots Coming Soon As Delta Overwhelms Some Hospitals

Booster Shots Coming Soon As Delta Overwhelms Some Hospitals

Hospitals like the University of Mississippi Medical Center are overwhelmed. Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor of the Jackson hospital, told NPR they are nearly out of beds — and treating patients in hallways.

Meanwhile, Biden administration health officials are coalescing around a plan that would advise most Americans to get a COVID-19 booster shot eight months after their last dose. A booster is already recommended for immunocompromised people. Here are six things to know if you’re immunocompromised and are considering a third shot.

If a booster is recommended for most Americans, that means millions of people may soon receive a third shot, while many others have yet to receive a single one. But there are still additional public health measures that could work to help stem the delta surge. NPR’s Selena Simmons-Duffin reports.

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