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EL PASO, Texas – The City of El Paso is now administering the Bivalent COVID-19 Moderna booster vaccine to individuals 6 months of age and older and the Bivalent Pfizer third dose to individuals 6 months to 4 years of age at all City Community Clinics.
“This is another positive step forward in our battle against the COVID-19 virus. We are excited to be able to further protect our children, slowing down the spread of the virus in their homes and our community,” said City-County Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza. “Immunization is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health and that of your loved ones.”
The FDA and CDC have approved the Bivalent COVID-19 Moderna Booster Vaccine, Bivalent Pfizer third dose for children as follows:
Bivalent Moderna COVID-19 Booster Vaccine (6 months through 5 years)
· Children 6 months through 5 years of age who previously completed their primary series with monovalent Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can receive a single dose of Bivalent Moderna booster dose 2 months after their final primary series dose.
Bivalent Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine (6 months through 4 years)
· Children 6 months through 4 years of age who have received the first and second monovalent doses are eligible to receive the third dose of the Bivalent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
The Bivalent COVID-19 Moderna booster and Bivalent Pfizer third dose do not require an appointment and will be administered at the following locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday:
· 9341 Alameda
· 7380 Remcon
· 9566 Railroad
· 220 S. Stanton (Corner of First and Stanton)
Health officials highly recommend residents continue practicing safety precautions such as washing your hands frequently, watching your distance and wearing a face covering, regardless of whether you have or have not yet received the vaccine.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit EPCovidVaccine.com or call (915) 212-COVID (915-212-6843).