ROCHESTER – Olmsted County Public Health is planning two new clinics where residents can get boosters for the Covid-19 bivalent vaccine.
The updated vaccines are designed to give people broader protection against Covid-19 and include the original virus strain and the Omicron variant.
In the year On August 31, 2022, the US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the use of bivalent formulations of Moderena and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines as a single booster dose at least two months after completing the primary or booster vaccination.
Olmsted County Public Health will hold vaccination clinics from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 30 at 2100 Campus Drive in Rochester.
No pre-registration required.
People with recent covid-19 infection may delay vaccination, including a bivalent booster within three months of symptom onset or positive test.
Pfizer and Moderna may offer bivalent boosters regardless of the primary series or booster you’ve already received. The main issues are:
- People 12 years of age and older can receive Pfizer bivalent booster.
- People 18 and older can get Moderna bivalent booster.
- Your first consecutive or most recent monovalent booster session should be at least two months later.
In addition to public health clinics, Mayo Clinic’s Covid-19 booster shots for local patients will be available at 10 a.m. at the 41st Street Center Professional Building in Rochester. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.
Mayo Family Clinic in Kasson is offering vaccinations on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mayo Clinic patients can use inpatient online services or call their local primary care appointment office to schedule an appointment.
Olmed Medical Center will hold two Saturday COVID-19 booster clinics at the Rochester Northwest Clinic at 5067 55th St. It has NW.
Appointment required clinics are 8:30am to 12:30pm on September 24th and October 1st. There are no pre-vaccination appointments.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 507-292-7300 or through OMC MyChart.
The vaccine offered at OMC clinics will be the latest version from Pfizer, which protects against the new Omicron versions, called BA.4 and BA.5. This updated Covid-19 booster is for patients who have completed the primary series.
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