Vineland Health Department Announces Bivalent Boosters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for booster doses for certain individuals at least two months after completion of the primary series or last COVID-19 booster.

A bivalent booster is designed to protect against the original COVID-19 variant and the Omicron variant. This booster will provide a longer duration of protection and improve your body’s antibody response to COVID-19.

Eligibility for bivalent boosters:

• You must be 18 and older to receive a Moderna bivalent booster/ 12 and older for Pfizer bilvalent booster.

• You must have received the primary series of COVID vaccines, including two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson.

• The booster can only be administered at least two months after completing primary or booster vaccination.

Emma Lopez, assistant health officer of the Vineland Health Department, says that reaching those who are not fully vaccinated is still a high priority.

“Whether you need a first or second dose, getting vaccinated as soon as possible is essential in protecting yourself against COVID-19 and stopping the spread in our community.”

The Vineland Health Department is ready to serve those in need of a vaccine. Moderna, Pfizer, and Novavax vaccines are available at the clinic listed below. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated. As doses are limited for Moderna at this time, making an appointment will assure you will assure we have adequate supply. Schedule an appointment at vldhealt.org or call 856-794-4000, ext. 4853.

Location: Former Vineland Amish Marketplace (rear entrance located at 600 block of E. Elmer Street)

Wednesday, September 28, 3–5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5, 4–6 p.m.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free (regardless of insurance or immigration status). For those in need of homebound vaccination, call the Vineland Public Health Nursing Division at 856-794-4000, ext. 4806.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines and current eligibility for boosters, visit vldhealth.org.

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