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Considering updated COVID-19 booster shots and where to get them in June 2023

By Tanya Terry

Most adults who haven’t received an updated COVID-19 booster shot have “relatively little remaining protection” against hospitalization compared to the unvaccinated, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The majority of Americans haven’t received the updated booster shot, the study also found. The study revealed most Americans have not had their last shot in over a year.

Only 20% of U.S. adults had received their updated booster as of May 10, which was first authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for certain age groups in August 2022. These boosters target certain omicron subvariants as well as the original COVID-19 strain.

In April 2023, federal health officials updated their recommendations for coronavirus vaccinations to allow people who are at least 65 years old or immunocompromised to receive a second updated booster shot  to strengthen protection.

The recent CDC study found that the updated shots offer sustained protection against “critical illness,” which it defined as intensive care unit admission, death or both.

For details on how to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, click here Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC


June Genesee County Health Department vaccine clinics

3-5 p.m.

Thursday, June 8

Shiloh Missionary Baptist

2120 N. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48505


12-2 p.m.

Tuesday, June 20

Our Lady of Guadalupe

2316 W. Coldwater Rd. Flint, MI 48505


10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesday, June 28

Central Church of the Nazarene

1261 Bristol Road Flint, MI 48505


Bivalent COVID-19 boosters are now being offered!

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