Cone Health to Offer COVID-19 Bivalent Booster Vaccines
The updated booster dose targets the original strain of COVID-19, as well as the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants.
Greensboro – The public can now schedule appointments to receive the COVID-19 bivalent booster shot through Cone Health. The system will begin offering the vaccine on Monday, Sept. 19.
The omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants are responsible for most of the COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bivalent booster vaccines target both the original strain of COVID-19 and the BA.4 and BA. 5 omicron strains.
The CDC and Federal Drug Administration have authorized bivalent booster vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. The Moderna vaccine is available to people ages 18 and older who received a primary or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been authorized for people ages 12 and older who received a primary or booster dose at least two months ago.
Cone Health will offer bivalent booster vaccines at the following pharmacies:
Cone Health Community Pharmacy at MedCenter Greensboro, 3518 Drawbridge Pkwy., Suite 130, Greensboro
Outpatient Pharmacy at MedCenter High Point, 2630 Willard Dairy Rd., High Point
Outpatient Pharmacy at Alamance Regional, 1238 Huffman Mill Rd., Burlington
Cone Health will begin offering the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster on Sept. 19. The Moderna booster is coming soon. To schedule an appointment or to find more information, visit conehealth.com/vaccine. The community can also call 336-890-1188, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.