New COVID-19 Booster Vaccine to be Available in September for Individuals 50+

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Metrics continue to be monitored for COVID-19 as individuals are tested. Although transmission of COVID is high, hospitalizations in Warren County are low and those experiencing symptoms have been mild. Warren County Health Department Administrator Jenn Link informs a new booster vaccine will be made available soon:

“There is talk now about a new booster that is specific to the Omicron and a couple of sub variants. All of the vaccines we have been using so far really were developed off the original strain of COVID and it has changed a lot over the many months that we have been dealing with it. They are finally coming to the point where they have developed this new vaccine that is specific to the Omicron and its sub variants. They are recommending 50 and over to get a second booster. At this time, you should have a primary series, a first booster, and a second booster. They really haven’t opened that up to the 50 and under group at this point.”

Administrator Link says the new booster is anticipated to be approved for use in September.

***Written by WMOI/WRAM Director of Communications Kelsey Crain***

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