Pentagon Recommends Boosters Across All US Forces

Stars & Stripes reports:

The Department of Defense recommended COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for all eligible civilian employees and service members on Tuesday as the U.S. hit a record number of new coronavirus cases.

The DOD urged anyone over age 18 and already vaccinated to get the booster as a means of mitigating the surge in coronavirus cases associated with the delta and omicron variants, according to a memo from Michael Donley, director for administration and management at the Pentagon.

The same day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more 441,278 new coronavirus cases in the U.S., the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic and nearly 150,000 more cases than the previous high of 294,015 on Jan 8.

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