Today the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department began offering the new bivalent booster
JACKSON, TENN (WNBJ)-
“We started giving the updated bivalent covid 19 vaccine booster. This is the most recent booster that's available," said Mallory Cooke of the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department.
The new Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 boosters approved by the CDC target the Omicron variant.
"The omicron variant really made a lot of people sick and so we're excited to have this new booster that's available," Cooke said.
But She wasn’t the only one excited, "We've been getting calls from people for weeks who are excited about the new booster. We had a great turnout this morning. We started giving the vaccine at about 830 this morning. There were people here ready whenever we opened the doors," Cooke said.
To receive the new booster, individuals must be at least 12 years old and already have completed their primary vaccinations.
The Health Department is giving boosters Monday- Friday from 8:30am-4pm.
The Health Department will only be offering the first and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesdays.
Call the Jackson-Madison County Covid-19 public information line at (731-240-1771) for more information.