California will soon require healthcare workers in the state to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced via a Tuesday evening tweet.
“With omicron on the rise, we’re taking immediate actions to protect Californians and ensure our hospitals are prepared,” the governor wrote on Twitter.
Newsom said he would be sharing more details on the upcoming booster policy alongside other statewide COVID-19 protections during a Wednesday press event.
The decision marks California as the second state to require its healthcare workers receive a booster after New Mexico, which announced earlier this month a Jan. 17, 2022, deadline for the additional shot.