LEXINGTON, Ky. — Lexington Fayette County Health Department hosted its Pfizer COVID-19 booster clinic Thursday featuring the newly updated omicron-specific COVID-19 booster.
Kevin Hall, with the health department, says this new COVID-19 booster is omicron-specific.
Hall says continuing to stay up to date with the booster will be like keeping up with the flu.
“Like the flu, it’s an annual flu shot. This is your regular updated COVID booster,” Hall said.
Hall says some symptoms that are being reported are soreness in the arm, feeling fatigue, headache and fever, and says with flu season coming around. He recommends getting both the booster and flu shot this season.
“You need to look at this like we do flu season. You don’t hear people talking about ‘Oh it’s another flu shot’. This is simply like that,” Hall said.
Billy Williams received his fifth shot at the clinic on Thursday, and says he wants to stay up to date with each booster, in hopes of keeping him safe interacting in his community.
“We do everything we can to take care of ourselves. I’ve already had my flu shots, so I might as well get my last vaccination,” Hall said.
Like protecting yourself from the flu, Hall says as the virus continues to evolve, the COVID-19 booster will be something people will most likely get yearly.
The health department is reminding people it must be at least two months since they last received their primary or booster dose before they can get the new shot. The Moderna booster for those 18 and older will be given from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Consolidated Baptist Church.