The Platte County Health Department has received its first shipment of Pfizer bivalent COVID vaccines. This vaccine is authorized for those aged 12 and above.
Appointments for the bivalent Pfizer vaccine will be available beginning Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Platte County Health Department’s Parkville location, 1201 East St. Those interested in making an appointment can do so by calling 816.587.5998.
The bivalent vaccine contains the original strain of COVID in addition to the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 variants. Anyone 12 years and older who has completed the primary series and is two months out from the previous COVID dose is eligible.
At this time, the health department doesn’t have Moderna bivalent vaccines, as production and shipping issues are occurring. It is unknown when Moderna vaccines will be available.