Altoona Has Bivalent Covid-19 Booster Available

Sep, 2022 - By WMR

Altoona Has Bivalent Covid-19 Booster Available

(WTAJ) BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. For those who have finished the initial series of the COVID-19 vaccination, the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center is now providing bivalent COVID-19 booster shots.

On September 21, 2022, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., there will be a walk-in clinic for the bivalent COVID-19 booster. The SAVE LIVES Act permits the administration of vaccine booster doses to all other Veterans, wives, carers, and CHAMPVA participants as supply and capacity permit. Obtaining an updated booster as soon as you are eligible is crucial due to the rapid spread of the Omicron strain and the much increased protection provided by preceding boosters.

For people who have not yet received the COVID-19 immunizations, VA continues to administer the core series of the COVID-19 vaccines. The upgraded booster offers defence against the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants as well as the original COVID-19 virus. The revised booster is only available to people who have finished a primary series, including booster doses, and whose last injection was at least two months ago.

For more information or to make an appointment for your updated booster shot, contact 814-943-8164, ext. 15800. The CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card should be carried by anybody receiving a booster dose. The hospital is situated at 2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard. The vaccination clinic is on the second level of the hospital.

The COVID-19 virus is dynamic and evolves over time. Booster shots for the COVID-19 vaccination that have been updated will keep your defenses current. The modified COVID-19 vaccination boosters contain elements of both the Omicron variant and the original viral strain. A bivalent COVID-19 vaccination is what this is.

The revised COVID-19 vaccination boosters are intended to provide comprehensive COVID-19 protection, including enhanced defense against the Omicron form.

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