New, Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot now available at local providers, according to Kenosha County health official

New, Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot now available at local providers, according to Kenosha County health official

Answer: They're combination or "bivalent" shots that contain half the original vaccine that's been used since December 2020 and half protection against today's dominant omicron versions, BA.4 and BA.5. It's the first update to COVID-19 vaccines ever cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. The new, Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot is now available at local providers, and people ages 12 and up are encouraged receive it, according to Kenosha County Board of Health President Dr. Diane Gerlach. Gerlach said Thursday …