Scheduling at Summit County Health Department offices begins Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Summit County, UTAH (9-2-22) — The Summit County Health Department will begin administering Moderna bivalent booster doses on Wednesday, September 7. Individuals can schedule an appointment starting Tuesday, September 6 by calling our Round Valley, Kamas, or Coalville offices.

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COVID-19 data for Summit County is available at the new, recently launched dashboard:

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) granted Emergency Use Authorization to Pfizer and Moderna for their new bivalent boosters.

Bivalent means the booster vaccines target both the original strain of coronavirus and the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants that are currently the most widespread variants in the world.

Only individuals who have completed their primary vaccination series (two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson) are eligible to receive the bivalent booster.  Those who have recently received Novovax are not yet eligible for any booster at this time.

Individuals are eligible for the bivalent booster at least two months after their last primary or booster dose of any vaccine. Beginning immediately, the previous monovalent booster will not be available to persons 12 and older; the FDA is removing authorization for those boosters.

The Pfizer bivalent booster is currently authorized for ages 12 and older while Moderna’s is currently authorized for 18 years of age and older.  Individuals may choose to receive either the Pfizer or Moderna bivalent booster, regardless of which primary series vaccine or original booster dose they had previously.

Authorization for administration to those under age 12 is expected in the near future, but the timeline is not yet clear. Parents are encouraged to have their children complete the primary series of the current vaccines so that they will be eligible for the bivalent booster in the future. Parents of children under 12 should consider having them receive the original booster at this time to increase their defenses against the virus with back to school and other group activities now occurring.