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New booster available now

Appointments are now available for Minnesotans to receive an updated bivalent booster at the state-run vaccination site at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.

Appointments for the Pfizer bivalent booster are available as early as Sunday, Sept. 11, at the DECC. The DECC will be open on Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Mondays 12-7 p.m.

Along with state-run vaccination sites, pharmacies are making appointments for eligible Minnesotans to get their updated booster. Minnesota health care systems, local public health and tribal health agencies, and other health care providers are also prepared to provide the updated booster shots and will have appointments available. Both the Moderna and Pfizer boosters are available.

“Staying up to date on your Covid-19 vaccines is a crucial part of protecting our state in the months ahead,” said Minnesota commissioner of health Jan Malcolm. “The bivalent boosters were shown to be safe and effective, and they will be a key tool in helping provide better protection against variants that are currently spreading.”

Malcolm encouraged Minnesotans who are seeking the updated booster to take the opportunity to ensure their whole family is up to date.

These boosters will continue to be free for all Minnesotans at both state and private sites, regardless of insurance status. People have to wait at least 2 months since the last shot and should wait at least three months since their last infections.

To register for a DECC appointment, visit: tinyurl.com/bdd2mft5.