Bivalent boosters available in Linn, Benton counties


November 16, 2022

The Linn and Benton County health departments are offering the COVID-19 bivalent, an mRNA vaccine that teaches immune systems to target the coronavirus’ original and omicron strains, at booster events throughout the mid-Willamette Valley.

This updated bivalent vaccine has now been authorized for use in younger children ages 5 and over. Everyone is eligible 2 months after completing the primary series of any COVID-19 vaccine, or two months after receiving a monovalent booster. The vaccine brand or number of received boosters don’t matter.

Anyone 5 years or older who received their last...

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