The Bivalent COVID Booster Episode

Friday, September 16, 2022

Beaumont HouseCall Podcast

Episode 73

 
Beaumont HouseCall Podcast: The Omicron Variant
 

Episode Overview

COVID-19 remains the third leading cause of death according to the National Institutes of Health and getting boosters in arms this fall could prevent an estimated 12 to 15% of deaths a month.

 

The updated bivalent COVID booster is here and can restore protection that has waned since the previous vaccine by offering broader protection.

 

Dr. Russ Lampen, infectious disease specialist, joins the podcast to answer common questions about this new vaccine and shares an update on the latest COVID trends.


  The Omicron Bivalent booster is here and this vaccine can restore protection that has waned since the previous vaccine by offering broader protection. COVID-19 is still the third leading cause of death according to the National Institutes of Health. Getting boosters in arms this fall could prevent an estimated 12-15% of deaths per month. These means we finally have something to prevent this illness. So let's stay safe this season. Be informed. Make you choice. Get boosted. 

– Dr. Asha Shajahan


Highlights

01.

What is so beneficial about the Bivalent booster and why should you get it?

  3:40


02.

How long should you wait to get this booster since your last one?

  9:31


03.

Who is currently eligible to get a vaccine?

  14:45


04.

When will the Bivalent booster be authorized for children?

  14:45


Dr. Asha Shajahan

Asha Shajahan, D.O.

Host


Dr. Shajahan is a board-certified family physician and medical director of Community Health for Beaumont, Grosse Pointe. She aims to improve community health by educating physicians on social detriments and cultural humility.






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Russel Lampen, D.O.

Guest


Dr. Lampen is an infectious disease specialist. He joins the HouseCall podcast to answer common questions about this new vaccine and shares an update on the latest COVID trends. 



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