OTTAWA – The FDA has amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to authorize bivalent formulations of the vaccine. LaSalle County Health Department will begin offering booster doses on a weekly basis, by appointment only. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Moderna will be offered, and on Wednesdays, it will be Pfizer.
The bivalent COVID-19 boosters are ready to administer now that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has voted to recommend them and the CDC has endorsed them. The bivalent boosters contain the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 strains of COVID-19.
Bivalent vaccines can be used as a single booster dose at least two months following a primary series or booster vaccination. The bivalent COVID-19 boosters have been authorized for people ages 12 years+ (Pfizer-BioNTech) and for people ages 18 years+ (Moderna) who have completed the primary series.
To schedule an appointment for a booster dose vaccination, log on to www.lasallecountyil.gov and click on the “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” icon. There you will find links to schedule an appointment for a booster dose of the bivalent.
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For additional information, please contact the LaSalle County Health Department at 815-433-3366 or visit the Health Department’s website at www.lasallecountyil.gov.