Booster Shots Targeting Omicron Now Available for Kids in New York

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Children ages 5 and older are eligible to receive the most up to date COVID-19 booster shots in New York State.

Bi-valent booster shots are the first available that target Omicron sub-variants.

Children 5 years and older can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster and those 6 and older can receive Moderna’s bivalent booster.

According to health officials, Viruses commonly mutate over time, so scientists update a vaccine’s composition to be as effective as possible in protecting against particular strains.


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