ONE MORE TIME: White House Says New Covid Boosters Coming Next Month

The White House confirmed Friday that another covid booster injection will be released in the coming weeks to combat the latest Omicron variant of the virus.

“The vaccines that are coming in a few short weeks are specifically designed for the virus that’s out there, and I believe it’s going to be available and every American over the age of 12 will be eligible,” White House coronavirus response coordinator Ashish Jha said on “NBC Nightly News.” 

From NBC News:

The Food and Drug Administration will determine how well the updated shots protect against the virus, Jha said, adding that he expects that they should “work much better at preventing infection transmission and serious illness” than the current boosters.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical advisor, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Thursday that he expects that the updated booster should provide stronger protection against any new variants that may emerge in the near future.