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Health officials urge you to pack a vaccine for the holiday

With Thanksgiving just days away, top health officials are urging all adults to get the COVID-19 booster as soon as possible.

CLEVELAND — If you're traveling, or preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, health officials hope you don't forget to bring the protection of the COVID-19 vaccination to dinner.

"The increase in protection you get from a boost, over and above the original vaccination, is substantial," said Chief White House Medical Advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The effects start kicking in right away so there's still time for an extra dose before dinner.

And with every adult now eligible, some states are shifting their standards.
Connecticut and New Mexico now say only those boosted are considered fully vaccinated.

The White House says 95% of federal workers met the president's requirement to get at least one COVID-19 shot or an approved exemption by Monday.
That includes 93% of all TSA workers.

The White House says there is enough supply for all adults to get a booster, though access to open appointments may vary.

Remember it is ok to mix and match. The Pfizer vaccine is more available, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are in shorter supply.

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