Cases of the emerging COVID-19 variant, omicron, have now been found in more than 20 countries, including the U.S. Local doctors are keeping an eye on the variant while continuing to grapple with their still ongoing battle against COVID-19 within the United States.

KMBC talked to Nick Bennett, PharmD, a board certified infectious disease pharmacist at Saint Luke's Health System, about the new variant and the importance of getting vaccinated.

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