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Several Cruises Are Implementing Booster Mandates | Best Life Online

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Vaccine mandates have been in place throughout many different sectors across the country over the last year. These requirements were initially put into place amid the spread of the Delta variant over the summer as a way to increase vaccination rates and slow the variant's spread. Now, months later, original doses are waning in their effectiveness, and there is an even more transmissible variant of the virus spreading. Virus experts have been pushing booster shots to combat Omicron, but only 36 percent of fully vaccinated people have gotten their additional dose so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To move the process along, officials are now putting new policies in place, which could protect individuals and mitigate Omicron's surge.

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