COVID-19 Vaccine Bivalent Update
Posted Sept. 26, 2022
Johns Hopkins Medicine has the bivalent COVID-19 booster.
As of Sept. 2, 2022, the CDC recommends a bivalent (containing components of both the original strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the omicron variant of the virus) COVID-19 booster for people aged 12 years and older (Pfizer) or 18 years and older (Moderna). The bivalent vaccines, which offer better protection against COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant than the earlier, monovalent vaccines, have been authorized for use as a single booster dose administered at least two months after primary or booster vaccination. The monovalent COVID-19 vaccines will no longer be available for booster doses in patients over the age of 12. However, the monovalent vaccines will remain available for the primary vaccine series in all patients and for booster doses in patients younger than 12 years old.
Read more from the CDC:
Ways to Get Your Vaccine or Booster
Find state and local vaccine resources. Some vaccination sites offer walk-up vaccinations. The State Center COVID Vaccine Location, a joint operation by University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine, is now open.
Face masks are required to enter any of our care facilities and expected to be worn at all times, even if you are fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. We will provide a mask if needed.
Neck gaiters, bandanas, masks with exhalation valves, or clear shield-like face masks are not permitted to be worn as face coverings at Johns Hopkins Medicine facilities.
State and Local Vaccine Resources
- State Center COVID Vaccine Location
- Vaccine Clinic Locator
- Testing at the Baltimore Convention Center
- Maryland COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
- State of Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center: 1-855-MDGOVAX (1-855-634-6829)
Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine
- COVID Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know
- COVID Natural Immunity: What You Need to Know
- Booster Shots and Third Doses for COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know
- Breakthrough Infections: Coronavirus After Vaccination
- Full FDA Approval of a COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Should Know
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- COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know
- COVID-19 Vaccines: Infographic
- COVID-19 Vaccines: Infographic (Spanish)
- COVID-19 Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know
- COVID Vaccine Side Effects
- Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?
- The COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
- COVID-19 Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact
- COVID-19 Vaccines and People of Color
- COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: 12 Things You Need to Know
- COVID-19 Vaccine: Can It Affect Your Mammogram Results?