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New bivalent boosters offer enhanced protection

Posted on Oct 3, 2022 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main

The new bivalent boosters offer upgraded protection against COVID-19.

The state Department of Health (DOH) is urging those eligible to sign up for the recently issued bivalent boosters designed specifically to protect against original COVID-19 and the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants. The Pfizer-BioNTech booster is recommended for people age 12 and older.  The Moderna booster is recommended for adults age 18 and older. Bivalent boosters can only be administered if it has been at least two months since a person’s most recent vaccination.

“The COVID-19 boostsers have been doing a good job of protecting us against severe illness, said state health director Dr. Libby Char. “The new bivalent boosters are an upgrade because they take into account the mutations of the COVID-19 virus to specifically address Omicron subvariants.” Those interested can schedule an appointment with pharmacies and other providers by going to


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