The Liberty County Health Department is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, September 22, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the health department at 1113 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
clinic will offer the new bivalent booster shot by Moderna, which is authorized for people aged 18 and older. All other Moderna vaccines will be available, with primary vaccine doses for everyone aged 6 months and older. There is no out-of-pocket cost for COVID-19 vaccination through public health.
“We’re excited to offer the reformulated vaccine and want to make it easy for people to get boosted,” said Jennifer Mele, nurse manager of the Liberty County Health Department. “Not everyone can get to the health department during the workday, so we’re offering a special COVID vaccine clinic with appointments later in the day.”
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is also available during regular clinic hours each Tuesday. Appointments can be scheduled online by visiting chdcovidvax.org and clicking the appointment link for the Liberty County Health Department. Appointments also can be scheduled by calling the Health Department at (912) 876-2173.
The bivalent booster shot targets the original strain of COVID plus two of the Omicron subvariants. This new formula means better protection against the currently circulating virus. You can get the Moderna bivalent booster if you are at least 18 years of age and it has been at least two months since you completed your initial vaccination, or since your last booster shot.