First U.S. case of Omicron variant detected in California

Public health experts are encouraging residents to get vaccinated and schedule booster shots to protect themselves from the new COVID variant.

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People wait to receive a COVID-19 shot at the Esperanza's Vaccination Center in a gym in West Englewood in Chicago on May 4, 2021. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Chicago vaccines
People wait to receive a COVID-19 shot at the Esperanza's Vaccination Center in a gym in West Englewood in Chicago on May 4, 2021. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

First U.S. case of Omicron variant detected in California

Public health experts are encouraging residents to get vaccinated and schedule booster shots to protect themselves from the new COVID variant.

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Reset talks to Dr. Kiran Joshi about the Omicron variant and what Cook County residents can do to stay safe this holiday season.

GUEST: Dr. Kiran Joshi, co-lead and senior medical officer at Cook County Department of Public Health