Mountain Community Health COVID-19


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Are you overdue and/or qualify for a BIVALENT COVID-19 BOOSTER vaccination?

  • Are you or your loved one 5 years of age or older?
  • Has it been at least 2 months since completion of the Monovalent PRIMARY series vaccination?

OR most recent approved monovalent BOOSTER vaccine?


  • For Patients who have recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (booster or primary series) by 3 months from symptom onset or positive test.
    • Reinfection is less likely in the weeks to months after infection. However, certain factors, such as personal risk of severe disease, or risk of disease in a loved one or close contact, local COVID-19 Community Level, and the most common COVID-19 variant currently causing illness, could be reasons to get a vaccine sooner rather than later.
  • Do not administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent to individuals with known history of a severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any component of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent

Reasons to get vaccinated:

  • Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you have recovered from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 Primary Series and Boosters are an important part of protecting yourself or your child from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is different about bivalent booster?

  • The updated (bivalent) boosters are called “bivalent” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5.
  • Previous boosters are called “monovalent” because they were designed to protect against the original virus that causes COVID-19. They also provide some protection against Omicron, but not as much as the updated (bivalent) boosters.

Can you mix booster vaccine products?

  • Children aged 5 who completed the Pfizer-BioNTech primary series should only get the updated (bivalent) Pfizer-BioNTech booster.
  • Children aged 5 who completed the Moderna primary series can get a different product for their updated (bivalent) booster than they got for their primary series.
  • People ages 6 years and older can get a different product for their updated (bivalent) booster than they got for their primary series or last booster.