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I'm fully vaccinated and I also had COVID, do I need a booster?

Added 11-24-21 05:07:02am EST - “Booster shots have been authorized for all U.S. adults, and the government is urging people to get them. But what if you've already had COVID and the vaccine?” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “I'm fully vaccinated and I also had COVID, do I need a booster?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Booster shots are authorized for all U.S. adults, but some are wondering if they need them. A nurse fills a syringe with Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 at a pop up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

Booster shots are authorized for all U.S. adults, but some are wondering if they need them. A nurse fills a syringe with Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 at a pop up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

Federal health officials are urging Americans to shore up their immunity ahead of the winter holidays by getting a COVID-19 booster shot. But not everyone is working with the same defenses when it comes to keeping the virus at bay.

More than 47 million people in the U.S have already caught the coronavirus, at least according to officially-recorded numbers. In reality, it's probably many millions more.

Some undetermined share of those people are also vaccinated, meaning they now possess what scientists call hybrid immunity. This is what happens when your immune system has essentially done both a dress rehearsal of fending off the virus — courtesy of the vaccine — and a real life real performance — thanks to the virus.

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