Coronavirus Updates

Dear Patients, Residents and Families,

Bivalent COVID Booster Shots
Good news! The FDA has approved the new Pfizer and Moderna Bivalent COVID Vaccines as a single booster dose. The new U.S. boosters are combination, or “bivalent,” shots. They contain half the original vaccine recipe and half protection against the newest omicron versions, called BA.4 and BA.5, that are considered the most contagious yet. The combination aims to increase cross-protection against multiple variants.

As of September 6, 2022, our pharmacy has not yet received Bivalent Vaccine, but expects it to be available within the week. For current residents and staff who require a booster now, we will wait until the new boosters are available from the pharmacy. Note, the original Monovalent COVID Vaccines will no longer be used as boosters. However, the Monovalent Vaccines are still approved for the Primary Vaccination Series and are available. Flu shots will be available at the end of September/ early October.

As a reminder, you can visit your Center’s web page for daily updates on visitation and vaccination rates at: https://www.genesishcc.com/findlocations.

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