Arkansas governor and first lady receive second booster shot

First I want to emphasize the importance of acting on the latest recommendation from the CDC and the FDA as well, which recommended a second booster shot for those who are 50 or older uh or those who are immunocompromised. And so for that reason, it might surprise people, but I qualify because I’m over 50 and the first lady is here with me today and we’re going to get our second booster shot. And the reason we do this is because it’s the best protection we can have against serious illnesses and hospitalizations. And while right now we’re in great shape in Arkansas. Uh and across the country in terms of low cases everyone thinks Covid is gone. But those who follow it closely understand that he could very well return this summer or fall as he did last year. And so Covid is not totally in the rear view mirror. Uh and we want to remind people of the importance of getting vaccinated and we encourage you to get vaccinated. Um, if you need the first booster or the second booster if you are eligible for it or if you need to start your vaccination. We encourage you to do so. And with that before taking this photo, Dr. Romero. Well I will say that a bit later and there might be some additional comments that I wanted to mention and dr american reinforced that later. But we recognize natural immunity and there are those who have had Covid and they have a period of immunity. What is important is that this immunity does not last forever. And so there is a period of time after you have had Covid that you have to start your vaccination to continue protection on the road. And we encourage you to watch this. And DR american will provide more details later. With that. We have our excellent nurses from the Ministry of Health. Thank you for joining us today and thank you for your incredible service during this time.

Arkansas governor and first lady receive second booster shot

The governor and first lady of Arkansas received their second booster shot during a live press briefing to promote the practice. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended additional booster shots for some immunocompromised people and people over 50. Follow this link to read the guidelines.Gov. Asa Hutchinson and First Lady Susan Hutchinson received their shots during the governor’s weekly press conference. Jose Romero also received a shot. Hutchinson announced during the briefing that Romero would leave his post as Arkansas health secretary next month for a position at the CDC. The USDA extended its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines last month to allow for these second boosters. There is general scientific agreement that third doses help boost immunity against serious illnesses caused by the virus that causes COVID-19. But the science is far from settled on if or even when a fourth dose might be needed, as vaccines continue to offer a high degree of protection against hospitalization and death from COVID-19, even if protection against the disease decreases. Much of the evidence examining the safety and effectiveness of a second booster comes from Israel, which has been recommending a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine for adults 18 and older since late January.

The governor and first lady of Arkansas received their second booster shot during a live press conference to promote the practice.

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended additional booster shots for some immunocompromised people and people over 50. Follow this link to read the instructions.

Governor Asa Hutchinson and First Lady Susan Hutchinson received their shots during the governor’s weekly press conference.

Dr. Jose Romero also received an injection. Hutchinson announced during the briefing that Romero would leave his post as Arkansas health secretary next month for a job at the CDC.

The USDA extended its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines last month to allow for these second boosters.

There is general scientific agreement that third doses help boost immunity against serious illnesses caused by the virus that causes COVID-19. But the science is far from settled on if or even when a fourth dose might be needed, as vaccines continue to offer a high degree of protection against hospitalization and death from COVID-19, even if protection against the disease decreases.

Much of the evidence examining the safety and effectiveness of a second booster shot comes from Israel, which has been recommending a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine for adults 18 and older since late January.

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