Public health district is now offering updated COVID-19 boosters in all offices and clinics
Public health district is now offering updated
COVID-19 boosters in all offices and clinics
People 12 and older are now eligible for updated COVID-19 boosters
that target the original virus and newest Omicron subvariants
SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO – South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) encourages Idahoans to make a plan to get boosted against COVID-19 this fall. People 12 and older are now eligible to receive updated COVID-19 boosters (also known as bivalent boosters or Omicron boosters). Doses of the updated COVID-19 boosters arrived in south central Idaho this week and will be available in all SCPHD clinics starting next week. Pharmacies, health centers, and other local clinics are expected to make appointments available as their booster doses arrive.
“This new booster comes just in time to protect us before the respiratory season begins,” said Logan Hudson, SCPHD Family and Children’s Health Division Administrator. “Omicron continues to be the leading COVID-19 variant hitting our region. With school back in session and winter viruses on the horizon, this new vaccine will be a big help in keeping us healthy.”
The updated boosters have been authorized by the FDA and recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new boosters are the first Omicron-specific vaccines to be made available in the United States. They target the original strain of COVID-19, as well as the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants. The highly contagious BA.5 Omicron subvariant is the dominant strain of COVID-19, making up about 90% of cases nationally.
Please see the documents attached to this email for the full press release.
- Flyer and FAQ sheet for updated booster in Spanish