STUDIO CITY, CA – Booster shots, available at pharmacies and clinics in Studio City, are the best defense against COVID-19 disease as the omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads across the country, state officials say. health.
Breakthrough cases of COVID-19 of the omicron variant — infections among vaccinees — are less common among people who have received their third vaccine, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The omicron variant, first reported in South Africa on November 24, has been detected in California.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Friday that the Pfizer and Moderna booster shots work well against the omicron variant and that you don’t need a specific vaccine to fight it.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the omicron variant will likely become the dominant strain of coronavirus in the coming weeks. It currently accounts for 3% of new infections.
Public health officials worry that vaccination rates — currently 61% of eligible Americans are fully vaccinated and only 28% have received boosters — may be insufficient to fend off a fifth wave of coronavirus. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are increasing, with around 120,000 new cases and 1,200 deaths reported each day, mostly from the delta variant.
Here are a few places that offer rappels near Studio City:
- Rite Aid, 10989 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 91604
- Ralph’s Pharmacy, 12842 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 91604
- Total Testing Solutions, 4385 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, 91601
Visit the department’s website for schedule a booster shot near you.
The CDC says the Pfizer and Moderna booster shots both provide increased protection against COVID-19 and help prevent severe symptoms in breakthrough cases.
You can also make an appointment in Los Angeles County to get tested before the holidays. Visit the website to make an appointment or find a location for a walk-in test.