Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:10

Saratoga County Offering New Bivalent Booster Clinics for 65+ Over

BALLSTON SPA — Saratoga County is offering a series of upcoming clinics regarding the updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters. 

The boosters - called a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine - include components of the original virus strain and the Omicron variant and are designed to provide better protection against the Omicron variant, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. 

According to Saratoga County Department of Health data as of Sept. 2, 2022, since the start of COVID-19 in 2020 there were a total of 427 fatalities to county residents. Of those: 35 were vaccinated and up-to-date with booster recommendations, 68 were vaccinated but not up-to-date with booster recommendations, and 256 were not vaccinated. 

The FDA authorized bivalent formulations of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for use as a single booster dose at least two months after completing primary or booster vaccination. 

Moderna Bivalent Booster 

Clinics - Individuals ages 

65 years and over

Friday, Sept. 23: 8:30 -10 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 26: 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 28: 

8:30  - 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 4: 2 - 3 p.m.

Pfizer Bivalent Booster 

Clinics - Individuals ages 

65 years and over

Thursday, Sept. 22: 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept.  27: 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 30: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Monday Oct. 3: 2 - 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 5: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

All clinics will take place at Saratoga County Public Safety Building – 6012 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa. To book an appointment, go to: www.saratogacountyny.gov/covid/covid-19-vaccines-and-boosters. For more information, call (518) 693-1075  Monday through Friday between 8AM and 4:30PM.

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