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Mesa County Public Health is preparing to offer the Bivalent COVID-19 Booster vaccine. It has been formulated to fight against the Omicron variants that have spread throughout the U.S. In Mesa County, nearly all of the current COVID-19 cases involve the BA.5 Omicron variant. 

The vaccine will be available for anyone over 12 years of age for Pfizer and anyone over the age of 18 for Moderna who have completed their primary vaccination series. 

The Public Health Clinic has ordered an initial shipment of the vaccine, and expects to begin administering it in early September.

“We are excited to offer another option to the community when it comes to protection from COVID-19. This booster will help fight the most prevalent variants of the virus in Mesa County,” said Jeff Kuhr, the Executive Director for Mesa County Public Health. 

In preparation, we would like to determine the community interest in receiving this particular vaccine booster. We are asking residents to take a short survey to assist us in our planning efforts.

The survey can be found here.

Updates on vaccines available in Mesa County can be found on our website.