Olmsted County hosts COVID-19 bivalent vaccine booster clinics

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(ABC 6 News) – There’s a new COVID-19 Vaccine Booster in town and starting this week, you can get one.

At the end of 2020 was the first time that we could roll up our sleeves and get a COVID-19 Booster Shot. Two years later and those efforts still continue.

“Viruses change over time and we do know that the BA-4 and BA-5 is what we’re seeing in the community right now,” Leah Espinda-Brandt, Public Health Nurse Manager at Olmsted County Public Health said.

Olmsted County Public Health workers spent the day Monday vaccinating people with the new bivalent booster shot.

Health care workers say two years into the pandemic, it’s vital to still protect yourself from the coronavirus, by getting that shot.

“Come out and get the vaccine, it’s available in our community, it’s going to help keep our community safe, and hopefully move us from the pandemic stage to the endemic stage.” Jodi Johannessen, Public Health Nurse for Olmsted County Public Health said.

The next vaccination clinic will be held at the Olmsted County Public Health Services on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.