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Updated COVID-19 Boosters Available


October 12, 2022

The COVID-19 vaccines continue to work well at preventing severe illness, hospitalization an death. The updated vaccines now available from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna help protect against the Omicron variant, which is causing most new COVID infections.

Every vaccinated person 12 or older should get an updated vaccine. It’s especially important for people age 50 and older, residents of long-term care settings, people with certain underlying medical conditions and pregnant and recently pregnant people to get an updated vaccine because they are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID.

No matter which COVID vaccine you received for your primary vaccination series or how many boosters you’ve already gotten, you should get your updated COVID vaccine two months after you last dose. You are best protected when you’re up to date with your COVID vaccines, which means you’ve gotten all recommended doses for people your age.

To maximize protection from highly contagious variants and prevent possibly spreading COVID to others, both vaccinated and unvaccinated people should wear a mask inside public places when the COVID risk in the community is high.

Vaccinated and unvaccinated people must also follow federal, state, local, tribal and territorial laws, rules and regulations which includes safety precautions for public transportation, airports and airplanes, local businesses and workplaces.

The Valley County Health Department is offering COVID vaccine – Bivalent boosters for ages 12 and older on Wednesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with walk-in availability. Doses one, two and three are available. If you have any questions contact the Valley County Health Department at 406-228-6261.


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