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On September 1, 2022 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent vaccines. The booster doses target both the original strain of the coronavirus and the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants that account for over 98 percent of the current COVID-19 cases in the United States. Moderna bivalent boosters are authorized for individuals 18 years and older and Pfizer for individuals 12 years and older. With both vaccines, people must wait two months after completing their initial vaccination or their last booster shot.
The Village of Skokie Health and Human Services (HHS) Department will offer the Moderna bivalent booster doses to Skokie residents age 18 and older. At present, the Village awaits receipt of the new vaccine supply. Once received, clinics will be announced at skokie.org and in future editions of SkokieNews. Residents also can visit Vaccines.gov to find providers offering the Moderna or Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 vaccines.
To register for an appointment at a future Skokie HHS clinic for a Moderna bivalent COVID-19 booster dose, you must be a Skokie resident 18 years of age or older, have previously completed the primary two-dose vaccination series of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and it must be two months after completing the initial primary two-dose vaccination series or two months after receiving the most recent booster dose.