Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Boost Your Protection Against COVID-19

 

Being up to date with COVID-19 vaccines means everyone 5 and older should get updated booster shots at least two months after their most recent COVID-19 vaccine. Updated (bivalent) boosters offer broader protection against newer COVID-19 variants.   

As the virus continues to change, it is essential that the community follow new recommendations to protect themselves. Updated (bivalent) boosters are available at pharmacies and private providers throughout the area.  

COVID-19 booster dose eligibility highlights include: 

  • All individuals 5 and older can get Pfizer’s updated booster, and individuals 6 and older can get Pfizer or Moderna’s updated booster.   
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster now get an updated (bivalent) booster.   
  • There are specific recommendations for people who are moderately or severely   

Use this CDC tool to find out if you are eligible for your new booster.  

Novavax Boosters Available for Adults 

The CDC recommends a Novavax booster dose for people 18 and older in certain situations. Novavax is not an mRNA vaccine and may be an option for people who are unable or unwilling to get mRNA COVID-19 vaccines such as those created by Pfizer or Moderna. If you are at least 18 and completed your primary series with Novavax you are eligible to get the booster at least 6 months later. Note that the Novavax COVID-19 booster is a monovalent booster and targets the original COVID-19 strain.  

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3VIvqfi 

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