What is the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine?
The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine contains strains of the original virus and the fast-spreading Omicron variant, offering broader protection against severe illness.
FDA AuthorizationThe Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster is authorized for use in individuals 18 and older The Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster is authorized for use in individuals 12 and older
Answers to common questions
When can I get the bivalent COVID-19 booster?
Your eligibility for the booster depends on:
- Your age
- When you completed your primary vaccination for COVID-19 (received your first and second dose)
- When you received your booster dose
Do I have to get my bivalent booster from the same manufacturer as my primary or booster dose?
Your bivalent booster does not have to come from the same manufacturer as your primary or booster dose. This means that if you got vaccinated and boosted with Moderna, you can get your bivalent booster from Pfizer-BioNTech.
Do I need to get the bivalent booster if I’m fully vaccinated?
As the COVID-19 virus mutates and evolves, our natural immunity decreases. Meaning if a new strain is discovered, your body might not be able to fight it as well as a strain you were vaccinated against. It’s important to stay up-to-date with your vaccines to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Where can I get a bivalent booster?
You can find nearby vaccination sites and book an appointment for a booster on the Othena app.
Do I need to be fully vaccinated to get the bivalent booster?
To get the bivalent booster, you need to have completed your primary vaccinations against COVID-19 (1st and 2nd dose) and gotten your booster shot.