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Original vs Updated COVID-19 Booster; refuerzo de covid-19 original




Eligibility Requirements:

  • Everyone ages 5-11 years old are currently recommended to get the original Pfizer or Moderna (Monovalent) Booster.

  • Everyone ages 12+ are recommended to receive one updated Pfizer or Moderna (Bivalent) booster

When:

  • For everyone ages 5-11 years old: 5 months after the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna.

  • For everyone ages 12+: 5 months after primary series of Pfizer or Moderna or; 2 months after the original booster.

What is the difference?

  • Monovalent boosters protect against original covid only.

  • Bivalent boosters protect against original covid and omicron sub-variants, BA.4 and BA.5



Requisitos de Elegibilidad:

  • Actualmente se recomienda que todas las personas de 5 a 11 años obtengan el refuerzo original (monovalente).

  • Se recomienda que todas las personas mayores de 12 años reciban un refuerzo actualizado de Pfizer o Moderna (bivalente)

Cuando:

  • Edades 5 a 11: 5 meses después de la serie primaria de Pfizer o Moderna

  • Mayores de 12 años: 5 meses después de la serie primaria de Pfizer o Moderna o; 2 meses después del refuerzo original.




Eligibility Requirements:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older

  • People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

When:

  • At least 4 months after the 1st booster




Requisitos de elegibilidad:

  • Adultos mayores de 50 años.

  • Personas de 12 años o más que están moderadamente o severamente inmunocomprometidas.

Cuando:

  • Al menos 4 meses después del primer refuerzo




Benefits of the Covid-19 Booster Vaccine:

  • Increases benefits of the primary vaccination series

  • Builds stronger and longer lasting protection against COVID-19 (including omicron sub variants BA.4 & BA.5)

  • Increases protection for the most vulnerable populations

  • Maintains community safety, herd immunity

  • Reduces hospitalization rates

  • Reduces severity of symptoms caused by illness


Beneficios de Recibir Una Dosis de Refuerzo:


  • Optimiza los beneficios de la serie primaria de vacunación.

  • Construye una protección mas fuerte y duradera contra el COVID-19 (incluyendo la variante omicron)

  • Aumenta la protección de las poblaciones más vulnerables.

  • Mantiene la seguridad de la comunidad, la inmunidad colectiva.

  • Reduce las tasas de hospitalización.

  • Reduce la severidad de los síntomas causados por la enfermedad.




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