• By Joel Streed

1-4-2022 Media Only News Briefing: The role of boosters in battling omicron

January 4, 2022
a young boy wearing a mask receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, Dr. Gregory Poland, Mayo Clinic vaccine and epidemiology expert, fielded questions regarding boosters and the omicron variant of COVID-19.

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