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Columbia Boone County Public Health and Human Services to offer vaccine clinic

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Columbia Boone County Public Health and Human Services offered a vaccine clinic Saturday, providing the community another opportunity to get vaccinated. I.D.s, health insurance, and appointments weren't required.

The vaccine clinic was held at Columbia Boone County Public Health and Human Services at 1005 W. Worley St. from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The health department offered the updated bivalent Pfizer booster for those five years old and older and the updated bivalent Moderna booster for those 12 years old and older.

The boosters are called "bivalent" because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5 according to the health department.

The health department also provided flu vaccines to people six months to 64 years old. The department said they would not offer high-dose flu vaccines to people 65 and older during the clinic and parental consent forms would be required for anyone under the age of 18.

According to the most recent state profile report for COVID-19, there have been 7,305 new COVID cases and 48 new COVID deaths per 100,000 people. The state also reported 4,016 positive flu cases per 100,000 people for week 52, with zero positive cases reported in Boone County

If you didn't make it to Saturday's vaccine clinic, another clinic will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Columbia Public Library on Jan. 17

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