Hit Me With Your Best Shot(s)

We are firing away this Fall to make sure our community is protected from both COVID-19 and the Flu! Vaccines are our best shot at reducing spread of viral illnesses, including flu and COVID. Since COVID-19 and the flu don't fight fair, we are encouraging everyone to take a double shot of prevention. So pull up sleeves and get down to it!

COVID-19 BiValent Boosters

The bivalent COVID-19 vaccines include a component of the original virus strain to provide broad protection against COVID-19 and a component of the omicron variant to provide better protection against COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant. These are called bivalent COVID-19 vaccines because they contain these two components. A bivalent COVID-19 vaccine may also be referred to as “updated” COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.

COVID-19 vaccines can help protect against severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. As the virus changes and your immunity naturally decreases over time, you may lose some of that protection.

How to get a Bivalent Booster

Bivalent boosters are available for adults in Robinwood Professional Center on Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., by appointment only. Patients can schedule via MyChart and then selecting the schedule an appointment option from the menu.

Pediatric patients ages 5 - 17 can receive the Bivalent booster via our pediatric clinics on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 12. Appointments are required and can be scheduled via MyChart and then selecting the schedule an appointment option from the menu.

Need help? Contact Covid.Vaccine@meritushealth.com

Influenza (FLU)

Similar to a cold, flu symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, a runny and/or stuffed nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue. Some flu patients also experience diarrhea and vomiting, but the flu’s telltale sign is that it hits fast and furious.

It is important to get your flu shot to protect yourself and others. Even children need to be vaccinated against flu.

Where to get a Flu Shot

To get your flu shot, contact your doctors office, Health Department or visit your local pharmacy.