Infection-induced immunity against omicron variant doesn’t last long, study says

Doctors urging vaccination even for those that have had COVID-19

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – A new study is showing that infection-induced immunity against omicron doesn’t last long.

That’s why La Crosse doctors are urging everyone to get vaccinated, even if they’ve had the virus.

“Because we see this range of symptoms, range of immune responses to an infection, it’s really important to boost that immune response up with getting the vaccine,” said Megan Meller, an infection preventionist at Gundersen Health System.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration has launched a new website, COVID.gov, as a one-stop online resource for information about vaccines, tests, treatments and masks.

It also features a new “test to treat” locator tool.

It will help people access the more than 2,000 locations that offer COVID-19 tests and antiviral pills.