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8 potential bivalent Omicron booster side effects to anticipate, experts say

Good Housekeeping, Sept. 17, 2022

September 17, 2022

8 potential bivalent Omicron booster side effects to anticipate, experts say

Since the formulation of this particular round of bivalent booster vaccines was made in a very similar process to earlier options, experts aren’t expecting any new subsets of potential side effects to present this fall. Shruti Gohil, M.D. associate medical director of infection prevention at UCI Health and an [assistant] professor at the University of California, Irvine, posits an analogy that this bivalent vaccine is like a riff on a standard brownie recipe: “You’re going to have almost the same ingredients, and bake it for the same time at the same temperature — but this time, instead of just chocolate chips, you add dark chocolate, too,” she tells Good Housekeeping. “The resulting brownie is the same, though.”