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CVS Health statement on availability of bivalent COVID-19 boosters

September 2, 2022 | Pharmacy |3 minute read time

CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide are offering the FDA- and CDC-authorized Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccines. The government’s distribution of the updated boosters is underway and individual CVS Pharmacy locations are receiving the bivalent COVID-19 boosters on a rolling basis over the next few days and weeks. 

Appointments are made available at and via the CVS Pharmacy app as doses are received. Since initial supply is limited, patients who would like to receive the updated boosters are encouraged to make an appointment using our digital scheduler. Digital scheduling offers patients flexibility and convenience, as well as the ability to schedule multiple patients at once, which makes it easier for families and other groups that want to get vaccinated together. 

The bivalent vaccines, which offer better protection against COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant, have been authorized for use as a single booster dose at least two months after primary or booster vaccination. Moderna’s bivalent COVID-19 booster is authorized for use as a single booster dose in people 18 years old and up. The Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 booster is authorized for use as a single booster dose in people 12 years old and up. 

A patient can choose to receive either the updated Pfizer booster or the updated Moderna booster, regardless of which company’s primary dose series or booster vaccine they received previously. Also, the CDC has said that COVID-19 vaccinations may be co-administered with the flu vaccination. The digital scheduler available at or via the CVS Pharmacy app allows patients to schedule a bivalent COVID-19 booster and flu vaccination during the same visit. 

Since the start of the pandemic, CVS Health has administered more than 73 million COVID-19 vaccines to patients across the country. The company continues to provide communities with convenient access to vaccines at CVS Pharmacy including the new bivalent COVID-19 boosters, the approved COVID-19 primary series, as well as flu and several other vaccinations, such as pneumonia and shingles.

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