A: The CDC recommends that everyone stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. Children age 6 months to 4 years should get the initial series of doses.  Children age 5 to 11 should get the first series plus a booster dose.  Anyone 12 years old or older should get the new updated bivalent booster. The updated boosters target the most recent Omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5, that are more contagious and more resistant than earlier strains of Omicron.