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CDC allows adults 18 and older to get the booster

Katy Abt speaking about her experience with the Covid-19 booster
Shayleigh Frank
Katy Abt speaking about her experience with the Covid-19 booster

Last month the CDC expanded eligibility for the Covid-19 vaccine booster to anyone 18 and older. For some young people this has opened up more opportunities for them to see family and friends again.

University of Dayton graduate Katy Abt is a 28-year-old Music Therapy Contractor. She says getting the booster means she can spend time with family while also protecting those she works with.

“Even though we are less likely to have serious complications, we know nothing really long term about covid,” said Abt, “So I think not only for ourselves but for others, just to be socially aware, what we do affects others.”

The CDC is still pushing for millions of Americans to get the vaccine in order to protect themselves and others. That’s especially true with the new omicron variant surging and people traveling for the holidays. Vaccine boosters are available all over the country and specific locations can be found at vaccines.gov.

Shay Frank was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Before working at WYSO, Shay worked as the Arts Writer for the Blade Newspaper in Toledo, Ohio. In addition to working at the paper, she worked as a freelancer for WYSO for three years and served as the vice president of the Toledo News Guild. Now located back in the Dayton area, Shay is thrilled to be working with the team at WYSO and reporting for her hometown community.