• Antoinette Kruse

What is the Covid-19 Bivarent Booster shot?

On September 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that people receive the new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters at least two months following primary or booster vaccination. The CDC anticipates continued virus circulation, with potential surges over the next several months. To reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, CDC has a new online tool to help individuals and families find out when to get a booster.


What You Need To Know:

  1. The Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster is approved for ages 12 and older.

  2. The Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster is approved for ages 18 and older.

  3. The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters are the only boosters recommended for these age groups and can be administered regardless of the product received for the primary series or booster dose(s).

  4. Updated boosters offer the best protection against highly contagious COVID-1 variants.

For testing, you can find at-home tests at pharmacies and other retailers. If you have health insurance through an employer or the Marketplace, your insurance will pay you back for eight at-⁠home tests each month. Free antigen and PCR tests are also available at community-based COVID-19 testing sites.

Find nearby locations for vaccines, masks, testing, and treatment.


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