Medical experts continue to encourage people to get COVID-19 booster shots

PIERRE, S.D.(DRGNews)- Many medical experts are encouraging people to update their COVID-19 vaccination to help fight the current strains being passed around.

Avera Medical Group Pierre Physician Assistant Jenna Schiefelbein (shuffle-bine) says the new vaccine is different than the ones previously given.

Schiefelbein says most people are eligible to get the new, bivalent booster.

If you’ve had COVID, Schiefelbein says you don’t have to wait long before you’re eligible to get a booster.

The influenza and RSV seasons have gotten off to a vigorous start in the US, so Schiefelbein also recommends getting a flu shot to lessen the severity of the symptoms, should you contract the flu.