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Will You Need a Covid-19 Booster Shot?

A vaccine reporter distills what we know now, how boosters work, and some (fun) lessons in immunology

A white man wearing a salmon colored shirt in a car and wearing a blue surgical mask is receiving a vaccine through the window from a Black nurse wearing scrubs, blue gloves, an N95 masks, and a blue handkerchief with polka dots.

A lot of articles and discussions have been popping up on the topic of booster shots for Covid-19 vaccines: Will we need them? Why will we need them? When will we need them? I’ve noticed an unsettling trend among the articles I’ve…



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Tara Haelle

Tara Haelle is a science journalist, public speaker, and author of Vaccination Investigation and The Informed Parent. Follow her at @tarahaelle.