Updated COVID-19 Boosters: What Are They, Who Should Get Them, and When?
Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic
The CDC recommends that everyone stay up-to-date on vaccinations by getting an updated booster dose at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 shot—either since their last booster dose, or since completing their primary series.
Updated COVID-19 Boosters are available for ages 6 months and older.
The updated bivalent boosters provide better, more directed protection against new strains of COVID-19 for your entire family. Receiving COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are important ways to help keep everyone, especially young children and elders healthy during cold and flu season.
What are Updated Bivalent Boosters?
The updated boosters are called “bivalent” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5. Previous boosters are called “monovalent” because they were designed to protect against the original virus that causes COVID-19. The monovalent boosters also provide some protection against Omicron, but not as much as the updated (bivalent) boosters.
To learn more, click HERE.
Where can I receive the updated Booster?
Get a free, safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine or booster at Chapa-De today! Walk-in vaccine hours are available with no appointment needed:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
And if you’d prefer to have a scheduled vaccine appointment, you can schedule one HERE.
There are also many local choices for getting your COVID-19 vaccine and booster. Please click HERE to find additional vaccine options and locations that may work for you.
For more information about Chapa-De, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.
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