May 19, 2024

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New pediatric COVID-19 boosters available at select Hy-Vee Pharmacies

New pediatric COVID-19 boosters available at select Hy-Vee Pharmacies
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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A confined supply of the new pediatric COVID-19 boosters are now available at find Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations by appointment.

Also known as “bivalent boosters,” the new COVID-19 boosters are reformulated to goal variations of the most up-to-date Omicron subvariants which includes BA.4 and BA.5, along with the initial COVID-19 virus pressure. People may receive a single dose of the up-to-date Pfizer-BioNTech (for ages 5 to 11) or Moderna (for ages 6-11) COVID-19 booster at least2 months after their very last COVID-19 vaccine dose (possibly a main dose or booster dose). Vaccinations are available by appointment at choose Hy-Vee Pharmacy spots that are selected as Pediatric Hubs to offer a safe, child-helpful environment.

The Fda also authorised the new (bivalent) Moderna COVID-19 booster for individuals ages 12 and more mature at least 2 months after their last vaccine dose (either key or dose or booster dose). Hy-Vee Pharmacy enables persons ages 12+ to receive both equally their COVID-19 booster and flu shot all through the exact same appointment if they wish.

Qualified persons should entire their primary COVID-19 vaccination collection ahead of obtaining a booster. Folks might pick which vaccine they obtain as a booster dose, regardless of the vaccine maker from their original primary series. The CDC’s tips let for this form of combine-and-match dosing for booster shots.

In accordance to the Fda and CDC, the unique vaccine formulations for Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna will carry on to be administered for persons searching for to total their most important COVID-19 vaccination series. Heading ahead, the updated Pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech (for ages 5 to 11), Pfizer-BioNTech (for ages 12+), Pediatric Moderna (for ages 6-11) and Moderna (for ages 12+) COVID-19 boosters will be the ONLY boosters offered to people ages 5 a long time and older. At this time, there is not a booster approved for pediatric individuals 3 and 4 several years outdated.