(WTNH) — With the emergence of the omicron variant, the CDC is now strongly recommending that people 18 years and older get the COVID booster.

Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Jo-Anne Passalacqua with Hartford HealthCare St. Vincent’s Medical Center explains the benefits of the booster.

To set up an appointment for the covid vaccine or booster, go to hartfordhealthcare.org/vaccine.

Watch the full interview in the video above.