Did you hear that there’s a new, updated COVID-19 vaccine for the Omicron variants and that it and all other COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to you? This is true as long as the federal government continues purchasing and distributing these vaccines. And it is true regardless of whether you have Medicare, Medi-Cal, private insurance, or no insurance at all.
This updated vaccine targets the original COVID-19 viral strain and two Omicron variants (BA.4/BA.5) that are currently the most prevalent in the U.S. People can receive this updated vaccine if it has been at least two months since completing their primary vaccination series (two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson)—regardless of how many monovalent COVID-19 boosters they have received to date.
To find where you can get your vaccine nearby, visit vaccines.gov (English) or vacunas.gov (Spanish). For outreach materials to help spread the word, and for other vaccine resources, see: wecandothis.hhs.gov.
Also, be aware of COVID-19 scams and vaccine survey scams. See our article for more details and report any suspicious fraud to our California Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) at 1-855-613-7080.
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