KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Updated COVID-19 booster shots for people ages 12 and up are now available at some health departments across the Kansas City area.
On Sept.1, the CDC made recommendations for an additional booster dose.
The new bivalent boosters aim to target highly transmissible COVID-19 variants. Local health departments are not able to provide booster doses until receiving the updated booster formula.
KSHB 41 News is tracking the latest information on updated booster dose availability in the Kansas City area.
Here is the latest on where and when you can find booster doses near you:
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment says Pfizer and Moderna bivalent booster doses will be available starting Sept. 19 at the department's walk-in clinic.
Miami County, Kansas, says it has placed an order for updated boosters, which will be available soon.
The Unified Government Public Health Department will begin administering the shot on Sept. 19. For more information, visit their website.
The Leavenworth County Health Department says it is waiting for direction from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment following the CDC's updated recommendations.
KSHB 41 News has reached out to the Linn and Franklin County health departments for information related to plans for updated boosters.
Pfizer booster doses are now available in Kansas City, Missouri, through the Kansas City Health Department at its office at 2400 Troost Ave. in Kansas City, Missouri. Appointments can be made online and walk-ins are accepted.
The Jackson County Health Department has ordered vaccines from the state of Missouri, which is expected to arrive within the next week. The department will update availability on its website and social media channels once the shipment is received.
The Clay County Public Health Center began offering Pfizer bivalent boosters on Sept. 9. Appointments can be scheduled online.
In Bates County, vaccine shipments are expected to arrive week of Sept. 12. The Bates County Health Center says it will receive an update once its order is received.
Booster doses have also been ordered to the Cass Regional Medical Center in Cass County, the Clinton County Health Department in Clinton County and the Lafayette County Health Department in Lafayette County. The department will also provide updates on its Facebook page and website when the boosters are received.
The Platte County Health Department will begin offering the shot on Thursday, Sept. 15. at the Platte County Health Department's location in Parkville located at 1201 East Street.
In addition, boosters will be available at a drive-thru clinic at Platte City Middle School on Oct. 10, at an extended clinic and during standard clinic hours once the shipment delivers.
Those interested in making an appointment can do so by calling (816)-587-5998.
Ray and Caldwell counties were not listed as having ordered updated booster doses online by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as of Tuesday afternoon. KSHB 41 News has reached out the health departments in these counties for information on their plans for updated boosters. This story will be updated if a response is received.
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