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Bivalent Booster Available for Children at County Clinics

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The COVID-19 booster for young children is available at Pima County Health Department clinics. The Moderna bivalent and Pfizer are currently on hand at all clinics.

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the Moderna bivalent booster (ages 6 months through 5 years) and Pfizer’s bivalent booster (6 months through 4 years old).

The bivalent booster, which has been available for older age groups since early September, targets the original strain of the virus as well as omicron variants.

The boosters are available at the Health Department’s three clinics. Appointments are recommended.

  • Theresa Lee Health Center, 1493 W. Commerce Court, 520-724-7900
  • North Clinic, 3550 N. 1st Ave., 520-724-2880
  • East Clinic, 6920 E. Broadway Blvd., 520-724-9650

Check for hours of operation and more information on COVID-19 vaccination for all ages in Pima County.

The CDC in general recommends the updated booster if it has been at least two months since an individual completed their primary series or received a dose of the original booster.

The CDC also has a “Find Out When to Get a Booster” tool on its website.

Children get a smaller dose of COVID-19 vaccine than teens and adults based on their age group, not their size or weight.

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