Polk County Public Health is encouraging everyone age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are effective, especially at preventing serious illness and death.
On April 19th, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, aiming to simplify guidance following FDA regulatory action and a CDC advisory committee meeting. Please see the CDC and FDA media statements for additional information.
What has changed:
- Adults age 65 and older and immunocompromised people can get an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose.
- Monovalent (original) COVID-19 mRNA vaccine will no longer be recommended for use in the United States.
- Re-vaccination with bivalent vaccine for primary series is not indicated.
For the most up to date COVID-19 vaccine information, visit: