Vaccinations for COVID-19 and flu still recommended by Arizona Department of Health

By Ignacio Ventura
Published: Monday, January 9, 2023 - 9:29am

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A medical worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021.

With the coronavirus and the flu continuing to circulate, health experts in the state are reminding people about the importance of getting vaccinated against both.

Booster shots remain helpful for tackling COVID-19 variants, such as Omicron, according to Dr. Kiran Raman with the Arizona Department of Health.

“If folks have finished their primary series, it’s always important to remember that there is that bivalent booster available, and it’s free and it’s effective against Omicron, which is circulating," he said.

Raman says studies have shown those who receive a booster will be better protected in the future even if they’ve contracted the coronavirus in the last six months. She also said boosters help in protecting loved ones and vulnerable members of the community at large.

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