A new vaccine is available that fights Omicron and the original strain of COVID-19.
In early September, new bivalent Omicron vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer were approved by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for emergency use authorization. This vaccine specifically targets the BA.4 and BA.5 variants of Omicron and the original strain of COVID-19. Omicron BA.5 remains at 87.5% of the cases in the United States.
These are approved for all individuals ages 12 and older, AT LEAST two months after the last booster.
COVID-19 cases are finally decreasing, but getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is STILL incredibly important.
Tryon Medical Partners is not presently distributing COVID-19 vaccines.
To find vaccine providers, vaccines.gov is a great resource. In North Carolina, visit myspot.nc.gov or call 888-675-4567 to find a vaccine provider near you. In South Carolina visit vaxlocator.dhec.sc.gov to find a vaccine provider near you.