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Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster available at Kalamazoo County Health Department

KALAMAZOO, MI – Kalamazoo County’s health department is offering a new vaccine in the fight against COVID-19.

Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department is providing the Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 booster dose to individuals in the community from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Thursday, Sept. 15, and Friday, Sept. 16.

These vaccine doses will be given by appointment only at these times at the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services location, 311 E. Alcott St. in Kalamazoo.

The bivalent booster provides additional coverage against the omicron variant of COVID-19 and is currently approved and recommended for all individuals 12 and older (Pfizer booster) or 18 and older (Moderna booster), the health department said.

“We encourage all members of the community to receive the bivalent COVID-19 vaccines.” said Jim Rutherford, health officer at Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department. “The additional coverage against the omicron variant will prevent the vulnerable members of our community from experiencing adverse health outcomes due to COVID-19. If you are unable to receive the vaccine at one of our clinics this week, please do not hesitate to find an available vaccine near you.”

Appointments to receive the vaccine are available online and be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appointments for these days may be scheduled here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B4CA5AF29A2FB6-pfizer

The Pfizer and Moderna bivalent COVID-19 boosters are widely available throughout Kalamazoo County and locations with availability — such as pharmacies, doctor’s offices and local health systems — can be found at www.vaccines.gov

For more information on the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster, visit the CDC website.

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