Covid-19 booster shots available starting Monday, Sept 12

CHAMPAIGN -- Champaign County residents over the aged 65 and older will be able to receive the latest Moderna or Pfizer Coronavirus booster shoot starting Monday, September 12, at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District office.

Due to the current limited supply of the vaccine, administration of the boosters shots will prioritize to the vulnerable members of the population, according to CUPHD. An appointment is required and can be made online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054CA8A82CA5F94-bivalent or by phone at (217) 531-4934.

The COVID-19 bivalent vaccination, which contains updated protection from the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants, was approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on September 1. The updated COVID-19 booster from Pfizer-BioNTech is recommended people ages 12 years old and older and those 18 years and up for the Moderna version.

The booster shot will also be available at area hospitals. Availability and appointment information for OSF HealthCare will be posted here: https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/. Carle Health will also offer the booster shots and will announce availability in the near future here: https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Booster-Information. At this time, Christie Clinic recommends patients utilize community vaccine clinics or visit vaccines.gov for local availability of the vaccine.



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