Michigan Kids 5+ Can Now Get The ‘Omicron’ Covid Booster
The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services has announced that children 5 years of age and older are now eligible to get the newest Covid boosters.
Who can get the Omicron booster in Michigan?
The new booster shots are available for anyone over the age of 5 who has already gotten their Covid-19 vaccinations.
The new booster shots are designed to combat the highly contagious 'Omicron' variants of Covid 19. According to the CDC these shots offer even more protection against Covid 19:
The updated COVID-19 boosters are formulated to better protect against the most recently circulating COVID-19 variant.
Can kids get the Omicron booster shot for Covid?
The MDHHS today announced that kids 5 years old and older can get one of the two 'bivalent boosters' that protect against Covid and the Omicron variant.
This is great news for children in Michigan as we head into the fall and winter, when we expect cases of seasonal respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, to increase. -Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
What Covid booster can my kids get in Michigan?
Michigan-based Pfizer's booster is authorized for ages 5 and older while the Moderna booster is now authorized for kids 6 and older.
Where to get the Omicron Booster shot in Grand Rapids and West Michigan
Vaccinate West Michigan
Vaccinate West Michigan is the collective joining local health departments with health providers to help you find local clinics and pharmacies providing Covid-19 vaccine services: VaccinateWestMI.com
Spectrum Health MyChart or by calling the Vaccine Call Center (833.755.0696).
Metro Health MyChart or you can also call 616.252.6161 to schedule your vaccine appointment or with any questions.
Mercy Health has set up online scheduling and has a call-in line available at 1-833-247-1258.
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