The Bivalent COVID-19 Booster is now available at SEMC.
Bivalent vaccines are updated booster vaccines that protect against the original strain of COVID-19 and the Omicron variants currently circulating (BA.4 and BA.5). Updated COVID-19 boosters can both help restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination and provide broader protection against newer variants.
• The updated Pfizer booster is authorized for people age 12 and older.
• The updated Moderna booster is authorized for people age 18 and older.
• Everyone who is eligible—including those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised—are recommended to receive one dose of the updated vaccine.
Please remember, we continue to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 6 months and older. People ages 6 months through 4 years can get all COVID-19 primary series doses. People ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses, and the booster dose recommended for the by the CDC, if eligible. For further information about doses and boosters, visit: https://bit.ly/3BjaLFh.
SEMC offers COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. To schedule yours, please call 507-794-3691.
Other options for scheduling include:
As always, we encourage you to contact your provider with any questions or concerns.