Updated Bivalent Boosters

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What is a Bivalent Booster?

The updated (bivalent) boosters are called "bivalent" because they protect against both the original COVID-19 virus as well as the Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.

The previous "monovalent" boosters were designed to protect only against the original COVID-19 virus. While they provide some protection against the Omicron variants, the updated (bivalent) boosters are more effective. Learn more about COVID-19 variants here.

Currently, both Pfizer and Moderna have developed updated (bivalent) COVID-19 booster doses. 

Who is Eligible?

The CDC recommends that people ages 6 months and older receive at least one updated (bivalent) dose.

People 65 and older are eligible for a 2nd dose of the bivalent booster at least 4 months after their first updated dose.

Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals may receive additional doses of the updated vaccine at least 2 months after their most recent updated dose. 

Please consult this page on the CDC website for more information.