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Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters Available

By DT Simmons, PIO

September 08, 2022

09/08/2022

 

COVID-19 BIVALENT BOOSTER AVAILABLE IN FRANKLIN AND GULF COUNTIES

DT Simmons, Public Information Officer

Deanna.Simons@flhealth.gov

850-623-2111

 

Apalachicola and Port St. Joe, FL- The Florida Department of Health in Franklin and Gulf (DOH-Franklin/Gulf) is committed to providing vaccinations to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval under emergency use authorization (EUA) for both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 boosters. On Thursday, September 1, 2022, the CDC endorsed recommendations for use of updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older.

These COVID-19 boosters are available at both health department locations in Franklin and Gulf Counties. Please call the Franklin and Gulf County Health Department Locations:

Florida Department of Health in Franklin County: 850-653-2111

Florida Department of Health in Gulf County: 850-227-1276.

Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccine if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the PfizerBioNTech bivalent COVID-19 vaccine if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

The Florida Department of Health in Franklin and Gulf County is committed to providing timely and important updates regarding the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. To receive local COVID19 updates including information on vaccinations, please text “FranklinCV19” to 888777 in Franklin County or “GULFCOVID” to 888777 in Gulf County.

 

 

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