Media Contact: Sarah Gray 970-697-4611


What’s New for COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Public Health Clinic is now taking appointments for the second bivalent COVID-19 booster. People who are 65 or older and have received a Pfizer or Moderna bivalent booster at least four months prior are eligible. Those with weakened immune systems can get a second bivalent booster as long as their last shot was at least two months ago.

“This is good news for those who are most vulnerable to the worst impacts of COVID-19. We have heard from people in the community who are eager to receive another round of protection,” said Clinical Services Manager Allison Sanchez. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the second booster for these two groups earlier this month.


What is the Bivalent Booster?

The bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine is a combination of two versions of the vaccine. While the initial COVID-19 vaccines targeted the original strain of the coronavirus, this booster is formulated to also fight against the Omicron variants.

The COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are still the best tools we have to prevent serious illness and hospitalization. 


Recommendations for Others

The CDC continues to recommend that everyone ages 6 years and older receive a booster COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals ages 6 years and older who have already received a booster do not need to take any action unless they are 65 years or older or immunocompromised.

For young children, multiple doses continue to be recommended and will vary by age, vaccine, and which vaccines were previously received. Our Public Health Nurses can provide guidance for parents.


How to make an appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 970-248-6900.