Citing risk from Omicron variant BA.5, White House urges Americans to get Covid-19 boosters

“BA.5 is something we’re closely monitoring, and most importantly, we know how to manage it."

The Biden administration on Tuesday urged the public to strengthen their protections against Covid-19, noting that the BA.5 subvariant of Omicron has become the dominant strain in the country.

At a briefing Tuesday, health officials outlined their plan to combat the latest form of the coronavirus to pose a threat, emphasizing existing tools like vaccines and boosters, testing, and treatments.

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