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Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters Now Available in Mendocino County

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The following is a press release issued by Mendocino County Public Health


An electron microscopic image of an isolated sample of COVID-19, gathered by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention from the first U.S. case of the virus. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. (Image and Caption from the CDC)

Updated bivalent COVID boosters are available in Mendocino County and Public  Health recommends getting one at the same time as your annual flu shot this fall. The updated boosters are free and provide the best protection against the currently dominant Omicron BA.5  variant of COVID-19, as well as the original strain. 

“We’re very happy these updated bivalent boosters have arrived,” said Mendocino County  Public Health Office Dr. Andy Coren. “They put our community in a better position to protect ourselves against getting severely ill or getting hospitalized with newer variants of COVID like  BA.5. So, it’s very important to consider one of these bivalent boosters for yourself and your children. They are free and available to anyone older than 12.” 

“Our hope is that these boosters will slow the spread of COVID in Mendocino County and reduce the severity of any surges this fall and winter. It’s also the time of year to get a flu shot, so it’s very easy to make just one appointment for both flu and COVID at a local pharmacy or with your health provider. We recommend flu and COVID vaccines for everyone older than 6  months.” The new bivalent boosters are recommended for everyone age 12 and older, while the original  COVID boosters will still be used for those ages 5-11. If you have questions about COVID  boosters of flu vaccines, get in touch with your health provider. You can also call Public Health at 707-472-2759. The best place to get a vaccine or booster is at a local pharmacy or with your provider. A list of vaccine clinics is also available at http://www.mendocinocounty.org/covidvaccine

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve reveived all four COVID vaccinations the county has recommended. I’ve never had COVID despite it being in my workplace in the county building weekly for years. I’m wondering why if this variant is so mild, should I get this fifth vaccination too?

  2. Tell all the masked people that you see
    on 60 minutes
    Biden set us free
    Biden said the plandemic is over
    PS If you had to take the shot 5 times—it’s not a vaccine its a placebo.

    Can we get our WORLD’S GREATEST hamburger joint back in Mendocino the health department ran out of town?

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