Broome County Health Department offering bivalent Covid-19 boosters, September dates filled

Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 6:04 PM EDT
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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - Bivalent Covid-19 boosters are now available in Broome County. One option is to go through the Broome County Health Department, which will administer the latest defense tomorrow, Sept. 15.

If you’ve had your primary vaccine series or another booster and it’s been at least two months since that last dose, that’s one requirement to get this latest bivalent option. If you’ve recently had Covid-19, here’s what Director Mary McFadden had to say during her chat with 12 News. “I would really talk to their healthcare provider about it. A lot of people are waiting the three months until they get the booster. But again, it’s all at an individual risk assessment level,” she said.

Other options to get access to this latest defense are at most local pharmacies and healthcare providers.

The demand is high right now when it comes to the bivalent boosters, and because of this, the September vaccine clinics through the health department are full. “We have been filled up every time we’ve offered it. We just started in the last week,” said McFadden.

Through the health department, the vaccine clinics are a weekly occurrence every Thursday, which offer both Moderna or Pfizer. For the Pfizer bivalent booster, you must be 12 years old or older. For Moderna, you must be 18 or older.

To learn when more dates become available, head to this website. Registration for vaccine clinics can only be done online. If you need help with the registration process in the future, call 211.