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Do you need another COVID shot? Vaccine clinics open in May

COVID Vaccine Info Important Information

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San Juan County Health and Community Services: On Thursday, April 20, 2023 the CDC issued a news release recommending the use of bivalent Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech products to simplify COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, and allow older adults and immunocompromised adults to get a second dose of bivalent vaccine.

Vaccine appointments are set for:

Lopez Island Immunization Clinic: Tuesday, May 9

Orcas Island Immunization Clinic: Wednesday, May 10 | Tuesday, May 23

San Juan Island Immunization Clinic: Thursday, May 11 | Wednesday, May 24

Registration for bivalent COVID vaccine clinics in May will open on Monday, May 1, 2023 by 12 noon. For these clinics, we will be using PrepMod for scheduling and registration. If you have questions or need assistance, please call us at 360-378-4474.

The CDC recommendations allow providers to immediately begin administering vaccines according to the newly amended Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for bivalent Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech products, including:

Allow for an additional bivalent vaccine dose for adults 65 years and older.

Allow for an additional bivalent vaccine dose for certain people who are immunocompromised.

Everyone 6 years of age and older receives one bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

Individuals 6 years and older who have already received a bivalent mRNA vaccine do not need to take any action unless they are 65 years or older or immunocompromised.

For young children, multiple doses continue to be recommended and will vary by age, vaccine, and which vaccines were previously received.

We are now offering second bivalent boosters to adults 65 years and older and people who are immunocompromised.

The second bivalent booster vaccine can be administered four (4) months after the first for adults 65 years and older and two (2) months after the first for immunocompromised people.

Unsure if you have your bivalent booster dose? Check online through MyIR

We have Moderna, Pfizer, and Novavax available.

MORE INFO: https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2022-05/825039-COVID19GettingABoosterDose.pdf