Beginning today, Seattle Children’s is offering the new Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent vaccine booster. It will be available to patients, community members and workforce members.
We will begin offering the new bivalent Moderna vaccine booster later this week.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older.
The bivalent vaccine booster is designed to offer protection against two different strains of the virus – the original strain that all previous vaccines have targeted and the newer Omicron subvariants.
A person is eligible to receive a bivalent booster if it has been at least two months since they have completed their primary vaccination series or since they received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Appointments are now available at our hospital campus vaccination clinic. We anticipate being able to offer the new Pfizer booster at our Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) at Othello later this week.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments at our hospital campus can be made through our website and at OBCC Othello by calling the clinic directly at 206-987-7210.
Questions can be directed to COVIDVaccine@seattlechildrens.org
- COVID-19 Vaccines at Seattle Children’s (seattlechildrens.org)
- COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens | CDC
- Washington state Department of Health Announcement on Bivalent Boosters
- COVID-19 Vaccines | FDA
- Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) – Seattle Children’s (seattlechildrens.org)
- King County Public Health Blog on New Boosters