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South Bay health officials urge people to get COVID-19 booster injection

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — Hoping to prevent a surge in COVID-19 infection before the holidays, South Bay health officials are urging people to get the booster shot.

Some confusion about who qualifies may prevent some from getting the booster shot.

Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody urged people on Wednesday to get the COVID-19 vaccine booster.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say boosters are available for people over 65, those over 18 with underlying conditions, and people who work or live in high-risk environments.

But, Cody says, pretty much everyone is eligible for the shot.

That means one million residents of the province are now eligible for the vaccine.

So far, only about 20 percent of eligible individuals have received the injection.

Amid a modest but worrying rise in new cases and hospitalizations, now is the time to avert a potential holiday wave.