Hereford Health Clinic has the new COVID-19 booster shots available and encourages everyone to schedule an appointment to receive theirs. Call 806-349-9115 to make an appointment.
Booster shot appointments are available:
Oct 3 9 a.m.to 11 a.m.
Oct 3 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct 19 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Oct 19 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The new COVID-19 booster targets the Omicron variants and is referred to as “bivalent” because it contains components to combat multiple strains of COVID-19. The bivalent booster is recommended because the BA.4/BA.5 strains of the Omicron variant are currently causing most of the COVID-19 cases and are expected to circulate heavily during the fall and winter.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
- The bivalent Moderna vaccine is authorized as a single booster dose in individuals 18 years of age and older.
- The bivalent Pfizer vaccine is authorized as a single booster dose in individuals 12 years of age and older.
- Both are approved as a single booster dose at least 2 months following primary or booster vaccination.
- A bivalent COVID-19 booster dose can be co-administered with other vaccines, including a flu shot.
People who have already had COVID-19 should still consider getting the new booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises waiting at least three months after infection to get the booster.