Dear Advice Team: I am about to turn 70 and have been twice vaccinated and twice boosted (all Pfizer). But my second booster was administered on April 20. With waning immunity and more transmissible variants, is it advisable to get a third booster and, if so, to get it sooner or wait for a new, more omicron-oriented vaccine that may become available later this fall? And if I did get another booster sooner, would that in any way impede getting the newer vaccine in the fall? Also, is there any problem in getting another COVID booster at the same time as getting the annual flu vaccination?
Dear Advice Team: My kids are 9 and 6 and have not yet had the booster. They completed the two-dose Pfizer series in December 2021. At this point, should I get them boosted with the current shot, or should I wait for the omicron-specific booster to become available? When will kids under 12 be able to get the new formulation? I keep reading that it could be only a few weeks before they ship, but it’s not clear if that will be for adults only or kids as well. If I did get them boosted now, how long would I have to wait to get them the omicron booster?
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