Vaccines continue to be the most effective tool to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Protection decreases over time as new variants continue to emerge. The updated vaccines boost protection heading into the fall and winter seasons when COVID-19 is most likely to spread.
For the 2023-2024 season the CDC recommends:
- Everyone 6 months and older, regardless of previous vaccination, should receive 1 dose of the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months after their last dose.
- Some children 6 months through 4 years and immunocompromised people may need additional doses.
How to get the updated COVID-19 vaccine at no cost:
- If you have health insurance, you will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost at a local pharmacy or healthcare provider.
- Those without health insurance, or if insurance does not cover all of the vaccine costs, can receive the vaccine at no-cost at the Wayne County Public Health Division.