Study finds new boosters could prevent around 90,000 deaths in the U.S. this winter

COVID-19 booster shots

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Medical experts are urging everyone eligible to get the new COVID-19 vaccine booster shots as we head into colder months.

A Commonwealth Fund study says they could prevent about 90,000 U.S. deaths this winter if people got them.

The research also suggests they would prevent more than 936,000 hospitalizations and save $56,000,000,000 in medical costs over the next six months.

If booster rates stay at the current pace, researchers say a potential winter surge could bring a peak of about 16,000 hospitalizations and 1,200 deaths per day by March.

The latest data shows a third of the nation has received a booster shot.

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