E-newsletter Article About Updated COVID-19 Vaccines

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Now’s the time to get an updated COVID vaccine

Although COVID hasn’t gone away, our community is in a stronger place today because we have the tools to protect one another, especially safe and effective vaccines.

The COVID vaccines continue to work very well at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

Now, updated COVID vaccines are here for people 6 months or older to help protect against Omicron.

  • Get your updated vaccine now if you’re vaccinated and your last dose was before September 2022 (October 2022 for kids 6 months – 11 years).
  • Otherwise, wait until 2 months after you complete your primary vaccination series to get your updated vaccine dose. Completing your primary vaccination series means you got your first 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax vaccine, or your 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
  • If you recently had COVID, you should wait 3 months from when you got sick to get your updated vaccine.
  • Children 6 months – 4 years who got all 3 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech primary vaccination series don’t need an updated vaccine at this time.

Where to find COVID-19 vaccines

You have 3 ways to find free vaccines near you:

  • Go to vaccines.gov
  • Text your ZIP code to 438829
  • Call 1-800-232-0233

Remember to bring your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card when you go for your updated vaccine. 

For more information

Visit cdc.gov/coronavirus or talk to a health care provider.