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All 9 SCOTUS justices have received COVID-19 booster shots

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The U.S. Supreme Court as composed Oct. 27, 2020, to present. Photo by Fred Schilling via the Supreme Court website.

All nine U.S. Supreme Court justices have received their COVID-19 booster shots, the high court confirmed Tuesday.

The court’s confirmation comes amid a surge of the omicron variant across the country and with the court scheduled to host in-person arguments Friday about two challenges to the Biden administration’s vaccine requirements for millions of workers, the Associated Press reports.

In late November, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that all adults should receive COVID-19 booster shots. The AP reports that it first began inquiring in mid-December about whether the Supreme Court justices had received their booster shots.

The high court previously announced last March that all the justices had been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the AP.

One of the Biden administration’s policies that the justices will hear arguments about Friday requires workers at large companies to be vaccinated or wear face masks and get tested weekly. The second vaccine policy that will be the subject of oral arguments that day applies to a range of health care providers receiving federal Medicare or Medicaid funding.

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