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COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Updates A close-up of a patient receiving a COVID-19 vaccine from a healthcare professional.
 
 

COVID-19 Vaccine Bivalent Update

Posted Sept. 23, 2022

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.

Johns Hopkins Medicine will offer the bivalent COVID-19 booster starting September 26. You may also check local retail pharmacy sites for bivalent vaccine availability.

Read more from the CDC:


Ways to Get Your Vaccine or Booster

Visit a walk-up or mobile vaccination clinic – no appointments needed for mobile clinics.
Schedule your vaccine through MyChart.
For patients only. View scheduling instructions.

Find state and local vaccine resourcesSome 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.


Safety Guidelines

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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.

 
 
 

Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine

 
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