Southcoast Health offering updated Covid boosters at Dartmouth clinic
Southcoast Health is now offering the updated Covid booster vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older, as well as updated boosters from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older.
The new boosters were approved by the FDA on Sept. 1 and are recommended by the CDC.
According to the FDA, a single booster dose with an updated bivalent Covid vaccine will provide broad protection against the virus and better protection against illness caused by the Omicron variant.
Southcoast Health is offering the vaccines at each of its clinics in Dartmouth, Fall River, and Wareham.
It is recommended that anyone age 12 or older who has received a primary Covid vaccination series, or received a booster dose at least two months ago, receive an updated booster.
Individuals can book an appointment through MyChart or Southcoast Health’s online Covid vaccine scheduling portal. You do not need a Southcoast Health primary care provider to make an appointment.
With the new boosters available, there are different recommendations for Covid vaccines for those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
Please click here to view the latest CDC booster shot recommendations.