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 Summit County Colorado - Updated COVID 19 Boosters Now Available in Summit County 08 September 2022 ( news )

Summit County Colorado - Updated COVID 19 Boosters Now Available in Summit County 08 September 2022 ( news )

Summit County , state Colorado
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   County Public Health ( SCPH ) is planning for the administration of the new "bivalent" vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna , designed to build protection from both the original COVID - 19 virus and recent the omicron variant .
   SUMMIT COUNTY – On August 3 , the federal government authorized  new COVID - 19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna , known as “bivalent” shots , designed to offer protection from the original COVID - 19 virus and the subsequent omicron variant . Summit County Public Health ( SCPH ) is ......planning for the administration of the vaccine across the county .
   “These boosters are much like an annual flu shot—they’re updated based on the season’s dominant strain , ” said Summit County Public Health Director Amy Wineland . “The data for these new boosters shows increased protection against BA . 4 and BA . 5 variants , the most prevalent COVID variants circulating both locally and nationally .  This tailored immunity should help better protect the public and prevent severe illness this upcoming winter season . ”
   The vaccine will be administered as a single booster to those who previously completed a primary series of COVID - 19 vaccine .  
   Booster shots are authorized for people ages 12 years and older ( Pfizer - BioNTech ) and for people ages 18 years and older ( Moderna ) .
    
   Booster shots are not yet available for children ages 5 through 11 , although updated guidance is expected in the coming weeks .  
   A follow - up booster must be given at least 2 months after an individual receives their initial series or last booster dose .  
   Community clinics will be held by a traveling vaccine team starting September 13
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    at the Medical Office Building in Frisco , on the second floor in the Ten Mile meeting room . Clinics will be held on Tuesdays from 9:00 a . m . to 1:00 p . m . and Wednesday through Saturdays from 11:00 a . m . until 6:00 p . m . Due to anticipation of high demand for this vaccineand limited supply , appointments are highly encouraged .
    
   The vaccine is also available at the following locations: 
    
   Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ( CDPHE ) mobile vaccination bus: 
   September 25
   thfrom 9:00 a . m . until 5:00 p . m . at the South Gondola lot in Breckenridge 
   September 27
   thfrom 9:00 a . m . until 5:00 p . m . at the  South Gondola lot in Breckenridge 
   High Country Healthcare Frisco
    
   Summit Community Care Clinic 
    
   Safeway Pharmacy Frisco
    
   Walmart
    
   CVS at Target
    
   Walgreens 
    
   Appointments for the vaccine bus , and for the clinics at the medical office building will be available on the SCPH website:
   https://www . summitcountyco . gov/1423/Where - Can - I - Get - Vaccinated
    
   For those needing help scheduling an appointment , please contact SCPH’s COVID support team at 970 - 485 - 4824
    
   



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