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U.S. Health officials are officially recommending that Americans get a third vaccine shot.

The booster shot should be received 8 months after the second shot – meaning the first round of boosters will begin next month for the earliest vaccine recipients. The third booster shot applies to people who got the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Officials are still gathering data on the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to determine when or if booster shots will be necessary.

Have you been expecting a third shot to be recommended?  Which vaccine did you get?

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