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Pfizer Bivalent Booster Vaccines Available at JCPH Beginning Tomorrow

For Immediate Release:  September 6, 2022


Smithfield, NC – The Johnston County Public Health Department has received its first shipment of Pfizer bivalent booster vaccines. The Health Department will begin providing these immunizations tomorrow, Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vaccines will be distributed on a walk-in basis and are free regardless of health insurance or immigration status. The Health Department provides vaccinations Monday- Friday from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. 

The Health Department will only be offering the Pfizer bivalent booster vaccine at this time. The Moderna bivalent booster vaccines have not yet arrived at the Health Department. The Pfizer bivalent booster is approved for those 12 and older and may be received two months after completing a primary vaccine series or any booster dose. An individual may take any brand of booster available to their age group regardless of the brand of booster they have received in the past. 

The bivalent boosters are formulated to better protect against the most recently circulating COVID-19 variant. They can help restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination and were designed to provide broader protection against new variants.

More information is available at or by contacting the Health Department at 919-989-5200.