Last Updated on October 18, 2022 10:51 am
In order to provide the community with education and awareness surrounding the state of communicable diseases in Alleghany, Ashe & Watauga the COVID-19 Situation Updates will expand to include other communicable diseases in addition to COVID-19.
Noted in the report, and included below, is an update on COVID-19 vaccine boosters.
This week, the FDA, ACIP and CDC have recommended bivalent boosters for pediatrics.
● The Moderna COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine is recommended for use as a single booster dose for children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 at least two months following primary or booster vaccination.
● The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine is recommended for use as a single booster dose in individuals aged 5 to 11 years at least two months following primary or booster vaccination.
The bivalent vaccine has been updated to add protection for the BA.4 and BA.5 variants (in addition to the original strain). We are expecting our shipment of new boosters soon and are hopeful to begin scheduling appointments by the end of next week. We will provide updates as we know more in the coming days.Communicable-Disease-Update-Watauga-County-10.14.2022