December 14, 2022
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Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 & Flu Vaccination Clinic Dec. 17
VIRGIIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 & FLU vaccination clinic on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at Kingdom Cathedral, 3820 Stoneshore Road.
Staying healthy helps families enjoy things like events or travel. Being fully vaccinated and boosted remains our best defense to reduce the spread and diminish serious illness and hospitalization. Visit vaccines.gov to make an appointment today.
On Oct. 12, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Bivalent and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Bivalent to authorize their use as a single booster dose in younger age groups. On Oct. 12, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a single dose of the new COVID-19 bivalent booster doses at least two months following a completed primary series or monovalent booster vaccination according to the new FDA EUA authorizations for these products.
- The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Bivalent is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals aged 5 years and older.
- The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Bivalent is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals aged 6 years and older.
- The bivalent vaccines, also known as “updated boosters,” contain messenger RNA (mRNA) components of the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2.
- Monovalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized as booster doses for individuals aged 5 years and older. This means that monovalent booster doses can no longer be given as boosters to people aged 5 years and older.
Those who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 Bivalent vaccine.
A consultation with your healthcare provider is recommended to decide whether or not to receive a second booster.
People ages 5-17 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Appointments for Saturday are encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accepted. Visit the links below to schedule your appointment time.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Vaccines for COVID-19” page at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.