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New COVID-19 booster vaccines set to be given out this week

The new COVID-19 booster vaccines are set to be given out this week.

News 12 Staff

Sep 7, 2022, 1:06 PM

Updated 651 days ago

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The new COVID-19 booster vaccines are set to be given out this week.
The CDC has approved both Pfizer and Moderna’s updated boosters designed specifically to target Omicron BA. 5 and BA. 4 subvariants along with other recent strains.
Moderna’s booster is authorized for people over the age of 18. Pfizer’s shot is approved for ages 12 and over.
White House health officials say the new booster should help beat back a possible fall surge.
"We expect millions of people to get the shot this month as folks get back to school and work and back into their regular routines after the summer,” said White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha.
Both Nassau and Suffolk are setting up locations for residents to receive the boosters.
Suffolk has one site already in the works.
They also say they are planning to set up a booster pod later this month at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge.


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