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COVID-19 Information & Resources

staying up to date with boosters

  • "Updated (bivalent) boosters became available on:

    • September 2, 2022, for people 12 years of age and older

    • October 12, 2022, for people aged 5–11"

Bivalent v.s. Monovalent (early booster shots)

  • "The updated (bivalent) boosters are called “bivalent

    • protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5.

  • Previous boosters are called “monovalent

    • protect against the original virus that causes COVID-19.

      • provide some protection against Omicron, but not as much as the updated (bivalent) boosters.

  • The virus that causes COVID-19 has changed over time. The different versions of the virus that have developed over time are called variants. Learn more about variants of the COVID-19 virus.

  • For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, check the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) webpage.

How to stay safe:

  • Stick to ​basic health hygiene, e.g. hand washing

  • Vaccinate

  • Improve ventilation in group gatherings

  • Test for COVID-19, if feeling symptoms or been in close contact with anyone infected (order free test kits from CDC)

  • Wearing a mask

  • Staying home if suspected/confirmed COVID-19

  • For more information:

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