Get your Omicron booster now to protect yourself from variants

Published on September 19, 2022


The new “bivalent” booster vaccine fights both older and newer variants. Fortify your body’s defenses now against COVID-19 by getting the new vaccine boosters designed to combat the most widespread and current variant.

The “Omicron” or “bivalent” booster is available to anyone at least 12 years old. It protects against serious illness and death – risks more severe for those over 60 and others with certain medical conditions.  

The booster comes at a time when many restrictions have already eased or recently ended, such as state and local vaccine requirements for childcare, dental offices and some other workplaces that expired Sept. 17. 

This transition away from health orders allows individuals, businesses, and other venues to take more responsibility in lowering risk and preventing outbreaks. Common strategies continue to increase safety: effective masking, staying up to date on vaccinations, knowing how and when to test, isolation when necessary, and quarantine.  

Find boosters at healthcare providers, pharmacies, local clinics   

If you haven’t already, get your primary series, such as the two doses each for the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.  

If it’s been at least two months since you got your last dose of your primary series or a previous booster, you qualify for the new Omicron booster. 

Find a booster where it’s convenient for you:  

Local vaccination event in Belle Haven

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
2–6 p.m. 
All Five Preschool
1391 Chilco St.
Menlo Park

Clinic offers Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations (ages 3+). Vaccines for 3-4 years are walk-in only. Appointments are available for those 5 years and older. Sign up via MyTurn. All are welcome regardless of immigration status. 

If you have had COVID-19, you can get a booster as soon as you have completed isolation, but you may consider delaying the booster by three months from when your symptoms started. Immunity from infection diminishes quickly, and there’s no guarantee that the strain you had is the same as what’s being targeted by the Omicron booster.