Garfield County Public Well being is now providing the COVID omicron vaccine to anybody eligible, a information launch states.
“This is a bivalent vaccine that is made up of 50 percent of the original mRNA vaccine and 50 percent omicron BA.4 and BA.5, the current dominant strains,” the discharge states.
Who ought to get an omicron vaccine dose?
- Pfizer’s omicron dose is permitted for folks aged 12 years and older. Moderna’s omicron dose is permitted for folks aged 18 years and older.
- Anybody aged 12 years and older who has accomplished a major collection of COVID-19 vaccines ought to obtain an omicron dose. A major collection often means two doses of Pfizer, Moderna, or Novavax, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson. People who find themselves immunocompromised could obtain as much as three doses of their major collection.
- Individuals who beforehand acquired booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines must also obtain an omicron dose.
- Individuals ought to get their omicron dose at the least two months after finishing their major collection or receiving their most up-to-date dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals who not too long ago had COVID-19 could wait as much as three months after they examined optimistic or first began feeling signs to schedule their omicron dose.
A state cellular bus clinic provides all vaccines together with free fentanyl check strips and Naloxone nasal spray (whereas provides final) to assist keep away from opioid overdoses, the discharge states.
For a full record of vaccine clinics and state bus places in Garfield County, go to the COVID vaccine page or name public well being to make an appointment.
It’s additionally time to get a flu shot, now that flu season has begun and the discharge states the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention anticipates a heavy flu yr.
“Call public health to schedule your flu shot – Rifle 970-625-5200, Glenwood Springs 970-945-6614.”
COVID stays current in Colorado, however numbers have solely marginally elevated the previous month.
“COVID in Colorado has increased by 2 percent, while deaths have increased by 1.3 percent. Hospitalizations are down 34 percent. Garfield County is currently listed as ‘low’ on CDC metrics,” though one dying resulting from COVID was recorded in September, the discharge states.
Garfield County faculties proceed independently managing COVID-19 with college students, employees, and households, with no reported college or classroom closures, in line with the discharge.