Bivalent Booster Facts *Update*
The FDA expanded the age authorization for both Modern and Pfizer bivalent boosters. The CDC is now recommending that everyone aged 5 and older receive one dose of the updated bivalent booster.
Moderna bivalent: Individuals 6 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.
Pfizer bivalent: Individuals 5 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech 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.
Bivalent Booster Facts
The FDA authorized both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent boosters. The bivalent boosters combine the original vaccine with protection against the newest omicron versions to increase cross-protection against multiple COVID-19 variants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met and issued the below recommendation:
-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 completed primary vaccination or received the most recent booster dose.
-Individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech 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.
The Stratford Health Department is currently administering doses of the MODERNA bivalent vaccine only.
Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19 In Stratford As Of Today
Number of Cases for the Past Seven Days: 38
Percent Positivity for the Past Seven Days: 9.9%
Total Cumulative Cases: 15,581
There have been 208 deaths to date.
Stratford Vaccine Update
The state is releasing information about how many individuals are vaccinated in all Connecticut communities. As of October 19th, 80.32% of Stratford residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you haven’t yet gotten boosted, consider now.
Stratford clinics have dispensed 16,708 vaccines to date. It’s important to keep in mind that we are part of a larger regional and statewide vaccination network and effort.
Stratford does not vaccinate ONLY Stratford residents – many of residents and first responders have been vaccinated at locations outside Stratford, and conversely, many from outside of Stratford have been vaccinated here.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine please call us. We are happy to discuss the vaccine and any concerns you may have. You can contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 203-385-4090.
Where to Go for Information
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Prevention includes hand washing, as well as covering up when coughing and sneezing. For more information visit: www.townofstratford.com/coronavirus.
Please email questions regarding COVID-19 to:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stratford Health Department continues to host vaccination clinics for those seeking first, second and booster doses of the Moderna vaccine. Flyers included below highlight clinic details. Please call our office for more information – 203-385-4090
CDC Recommends Moderna for those Aged 6-17
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as an option for children ages 6 through 17 years, in addition to its already recommended use in children 6 months through 5 years and adults 18 years and older. The ACIP recommendation comes after a thorough review of the scientific evidence demonstrating safety and efficacy and supports the use of the vaccine among those 6 through 17 years of age. CDC recommends that Moderna COVID-19 vaccine be used for individuals 6 through 17 years of age to better protect them from COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend children 6 months through 5 years of age receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC now recommends that all children 6 months through 5 years of age receive either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to better protect them from COVID-19.
All children, including those who have already had COVID-19, should get vaccinated. Although most children have only mild symptoms when infected, COVID-19 can cause some children to become very sick, even to the point of requiring hospitalization or even death.
The approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6-months old is another major step forward in the overall COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. Parents have many options for where to get a COVID-19 vaccine for their child including:
Pediatricians’ offices: Hundreds of pediatricians will be administering COVID-19 vaccines across Connecticut.
Pharmacies: There will be hundreds of pharmacy locations that offer the COVID-19 vaccine to children. Pharmacies provide a safe, convenient, and easy location to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
DPH Yellow Van Clinics: The updated clinic schedule can be found at ct.gov/coronavirus