3 cases of the omicron variant reported in Fort Bend County, officials say

All three were reportedly vaccinated, but did not receive a booster shot.

FORT BEND COUNTY – Officials from the Fort Bend County Health & Human Services department say three people in their area have tested positive for the omicron variant of COVID-19.

On Thursday, the FBCHHS reported that all three of the people had received both vaccination doses and had not traveled in the past 14 days.

Those three people with the variant did not have a booster shot, officials said.

“We have been aware throughout the pandemic that mutations of the original SARS CoV – 2 virus would occur,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Minter, Director and Health Authority for Fort Bend County Health & Human Services. ”While the full impact of Omicron is not currently known, we do already know how to reduce the spread of any form of SARS CoV-2. We can protect ourselves and those at highest risk by getting vaccinated, including with boosters, staying away from others when we are ill, getting tested when appropriate, and wearing face coverings indoors or at crowded events with close contact.”

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