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The Halifax County Health Department is providing Moderna and Pfizer primary doses and bivalent booster doses by appointment.  

Appointments are available on Tuesday and Thursday.

The health department said Thursday the FDA authorized both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 booster dose, which protects against the original as well as the omicron strain.  

The FDA stated that the new boosters “are expected to provide increased protection against the currently circulating omicron variant.”  

As a result of the FDA’s action, the original booster dose, which contains one strain of the virus, is no longer authorized for children ages 12 and older.  

The original booster is still authorized for children ages 5-11 years old.  

Call the department at 252-583-5021 to schedule an appointment.