Moderna Bivalent Booster Now Available at Cass HealthSeptember 12, 2022
The Cass Health Immunization Room is now offering the Moderna bivalent booster for adults aged 18 and older, who have completed a primary COVID vaccine series and it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID vaccination. The booster doses are given by appointment; patients should call 712-250-8122 to schedule.
The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommends the use of updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older.
Updated COVID-19 boosters add Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 spike protein components to the current vaccine composition, helping to restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination by targeting variants that are more transmissible and immune-evading.
Pfizer bivalent boosters, which can be given to those 12 years old and older, are available at local pharmacies.