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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Bivalent Booster Now Available

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The Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) will have the newly approved Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent boosters available beginning Monday, September 12th. This new booster targets multiple variants of the virus, including Omicron BA.4 and BA.5, in addition to the original COVID-19 variant.   In order to be considered up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations, eligible individuals must have the new bivalent booster. Moderna is eligible to people ages 18 and older, while Pfizer is available to ages 12 and older, so long as they have completed at least their primary series (first two doses) and it has been two months since their last dose. If a person received one or two boosters already, they should still receive the bivalent booster two months after their last dose. Children ages 5-11 who have received the Pfizer primary series should also receive a monovalent (original) booster five months after their primary series. All other individuals ages 11 and younger are not eligible for a booster at this time.

Families are welcome to visit the LCHD (310 E Torrance Ave, Pontiac) for their COVID-19 vaccinations on Mondays from 8:30 am to 3:45 pm. Appointments are strongly encouraged and may be scheduled by visiting our COVID-19 page

 

Vaccination continues to be the best way to protect yourself and others. Moderna and Pfizer are both available free of charge, including pediatric doses. All children must be accompanied by legal guardian. Adults must have their driver’s license/ State ID as well as their vaccination card for all doses except the first. Masks must be worn when interacting with LCHD staff. For those with limited mobility,  vaccination may be facilitated at your vehicle.

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