New COVID Booster, The White House Urging Americans

Covid Booster

The White House is encouraging people across the U.S. to get their updated covid booster shot at the earliest as we enter the remaining months of the year. The urgency reaches ahead as an expected increase in COVID-19 case numbers as cold weather and holiday celebrations approach. A government official said “Americans to comprehend, the covid-19 booster is available and they shouldn’t wait,”

The updated covid-19 boosters from both Pfizer and Moderna are bivalent vaccines specifically designed to offer improved protection against the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants.

The new shots from Pfizer and Moderna are bivalent, they target both the original Covid strain and omicron’s BA.5 subvariant. U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease and Control Prevention approved Pfizer’s updated covid-19 booster for people ages 12 and older, and Moderna’s updated shot for people ages 18 and older.

Eligibility Requirement

You’ll need to have taken your primary covid vaccination series and at least two months passed from your last dose of any vaccine. If you’ve recently had Covid, you should consider waiting three months after testing negative before getting your updated covid booster.

To increase access to boosters government encourages schools and universities across the country to host vaccination events.

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Where To Find The Updated Boosters

In a press release, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha explained that the issuance of the updated vaccines to health clinics has already begun. “We worked hard to make sure to have ample supply of updated vaccines for the American people,” Dr. Jha stated. “We have been over the weekend working to get these vaccines out at trusted locations around the country.”

As per the press release, the boosters will be free of charge to the public. Those of age who have completed their primary series of vaccinations and are allowed two months to pass since their last vaccine may now be able to schedule their booster shot.

You can get boosters if you’re eligible. Using Below you can book or schedule the updated Booster:

  • Walgreens started offering both Pfizer and Moderna’s boosters. To view and schedule appointments on the Walgreens website, you can use the pharmacy’s app or call 1-800-WALGREENS.
  • CVS also started offering both boosters. To schedule those appointments you can visit the CVS website or the pharmacy’s app.
  • Rite Aid also owns Pacific Northwest chain Bartell Drugs and started offering both Pfizer and Moderna’s boosters. To schedule an appointment visit the Rite Aid website or the Bartell Drugs website.
  • Multiple states including New Jersey,  Massachusetts,  and Colorado websites to help you to search for other clinics with the stock of new boosters. Also, check the state’s health department website to see if it’s delivering similar resources.
  • provides a search filter for the “newly authorized bivalent” booster options, to find other locations near you. If still can’t find a convenient location, check back later or contact your local health department or health care provider.

Don’t worry, If you can’t find an appointment now, the vaccine sites’ doses are still being shipped across the country. Appointment availability will likely rise in the coming days and weeks.

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“The president’s simplest message is: Covid isn’t over” and “Don’t wait. Get a Covid shot this fall

There are four approved vaccines in the United States Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, Novavax, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine available in the market.

None of them interact with our DNA in any way. These vaccines are given as a shot in the muscle of the upper arm or in the thigh. Ingredients of the COVID vaccine are considered safe for most people. Nearly all of the COVID vaccine ingredients are the ingredients found in many foods—fats, sugar, and salts.

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