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A CDC advisory committee will meet this month to decide whether to recommend a spring COVID booster for vulnerable groups such as the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

Members of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices are expected to vote Feb. 28 on the spring booster, NBC News reported, citing an unnamed source close to the committee. In the past, the CDC has usually followed guidance from its advisory groups.

The spring COVID vaccine would be the same one approved last fall that targets the XBB.1.5 subvariant. That vaccine also works against the JN.1 subvariant that is now prevalent in the United States. Head over to WebMD to read the full story.