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What you should know about the new COVID booster shot

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A new bivalent booster shot for COVID-19 is being administered at pharmacy chains in the Kansas City area and will soon be available at local health departments. Should you get one if you've already had a booster?

A new and improved COVID-19 vaccine booster is now being administered in Missouri. The hope is that it will protect against the original strain of COVID-19 as well as its dominant variants.

Whether and when you should get the shot will depend on a host of factors. KCUR's Nomin Ujiyediin spoke with health reporter Noah Taborda to try and answer your questions.

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Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Byron Love, Trevor Grandin, and KCUR Studios and edited by Gabe Rosenberg and Lisa Rodriguez.

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Trevor Grandin is a contributing producer for KCUR Studios.
As an on-demand producer, I am focused on using my skills and experiences across multiple digital applications, platforms and media fields to create community focused audio, video and on-demand products for KCUR Studios. The media that I produce aims to inform, entertain and connect with the Kansas City metro area as we continue to learn from each other. Email me at byronlove@kcur.org.
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