Confused about whether to get a booster? Health experts share what they’re telling friends and family

By Aria Bendix, Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce, and Erin Schumacher, Business Insider

It’s the question on many Americans’ minds: Should I get a booster shot? And if so, when’s the best time?

Research has shown that COVID-19 vaccines are less effective after about six months against the Delta variant — which represents nearly all cases in the US. That means vulnerable groups may need added protection, though for most people, COVID-19 vaccines are still highly protective against hospitalization and death for at least six months.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends booster shots for people ages 65 and up, adults who live or work in settings with high levels of exposure to the virus, and adults with underlying medical conditions. Read more …