Hirsh – CDC Will Most Likely Authorize a 4th Shot

Mar 28, 2022

Based on what’s happening around the world Dr. Michael Hirsh warned to be on the lookout for a rise in stealth omicron cases at the end of April. Hirsh said the CDC will most likely authorize a 4th shot for individuals and that it will begin to become like the yearly flu shot. He called into Talk of the Commonwealth to tell us that the public is invited to the dedication of the city’s COVID-19 memorial on March 29th at 11:30 a.m. at Elm Park. A permanent plaque will be unveiled and become a place of reflection. Worcester lost over 500 residents during the pandemic.

What is the BA.2 COVID-19 variant?
The BA.2 variant of Covid-19 is a relation of the original Omicron variant known as BA.1, according to Theodora Hatziioannou, an associate professor of virology at Rockefeller University. The two variants arose around the same time and come from the same ancestor strain.

About Dr. Michael Hirsh

Dr. Michael Hirsh is the city of Worcester Medical Director.  He is the assistant provost for wellness and health at UMass/Memorial, professor of surgery, chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and surgeon-in-chief for the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center. 

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