The FDA and CDC has approved the new COVID boosters that are Bi-valent (aimed at combating multiple strains of the virus).
The US is replacing most of its COVID-19 booster shots for people 12 and older with updated versions that target the dominant Omicron strains.
This NEW Booster is only a 4th shot/2nd Booster. For those who already received a 4th shot, then you would not be eligible for two months since your last dose. Find out if you are eligible now.
People will be eligible for the new shots if it has been at least two months since their last dose. People who have had a recent coronavirus infection are advised to wait at least three months after their positive coronavirus test or the onset of their COVID-19 symptoms before getting the new shot.
About 209 million Americans currently meet those criteria; most of them haven’t received a shot in more than six months.
“The updated COVID-19 boosters are formulated to better protect against the most recently circulating COVID-19 variant,” CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement. “If you are eligible, there is no bad time to get your COVID-19 booster and I strongly encourage you to receive it.”
While the rate of Covid-19 deaths in the US has fallen sharply from its peak this past winter, deaths are still holding steady at roughly 400 per day. The largest share of deaths comes from people with weaker immune systems, like older adults and those with certain preexisting health conditions, including some who are vaccinated.
At CNS Occupational Medicine, we have these in stock when available and can now administer them: SCHEDULE NOW!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This new formula is for a 4th dose or 2nd booster. This IS NOT the vaccine that is being discussed to also contain Flu shot. They are still separate.
Anyone who has not had their primary series, and first booster would need to have the original formulation of Pfizer of Moderna PRIOR to getting this Booster.
SCHEDULING ONLINE NOW!
- You can schedule up to 4 people in one time slot and receive drive-up service or walk-in service
- Bring your Vaccine Card (not a copy)
- Bring a Photo ID (copy if available)
- Bring a Copy of your Insurance Card
If you cannot find your card please use this link here: https://expressforms.pa.gov/apps/pa/DOH/SIIS-release-of-records to request proof of vaccination.