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SC Lede: Boosting Booster Updates Update

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Jeremy Bezanger
The FDA Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially approved and recommended the first updated COVID-19 booster vaccinations to better protect against the Omicron variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. The Omicron variant of the virus has been the dominant strain in the United States since late 2021. The federal recommendation for the updated COVID-19 boosters, which is supported by public health officials at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), is for: the Pfizer-BioNTech updated booster for people ages 12 years and older the Moderna updated booster vaccine for people ages 18 years and older

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 13, 2022: a look at where abortion legislation currently stands in the state; a breakdown of the controversy surrounding state Rep. Krystle Matthews' US Senate run against incumbent Sen. Tim Scott; an update on COVID-19 boosters; and more.

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.