New Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster available to WVUH and UHA employees by appointment

Beginning Friday, Sept. 16, WVU Medicine Employee Health will host bivalent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics in the Employee Health office (second floor of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital).
 
The Monongalia County Health Department has bivalent boosters available to the public. Learn more at www.monchd.org.

Here’s what you need to know:
  1. The Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster is an updated vaccine that offers added protection against two of the most dominant variants of the virus: the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants. Employees are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated now to protect themselves, their loved ones, their colleagues, and their patients. Getting vaccinated now will help provide protection against a possible fall/winter surge.
  2. Employees whose last dose of a COVID-19 vaccine was two months ago or longer are eligible for the bivalent boosters.
  3. Those with a lab-confirmed, recent history of COVID-19 infection should wait three months before receiving the bivalent booster.
If you meet the above criteria and wish to receive the booster, please make an appointment by visiting this link.

Note: The clinic scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22, can accommodate around 500 employees; many appointment slots are still available. 

Before getting the booster, you must first complete your ReadySet COVID-19 Survey before your appointment and select “I agree to receive.” (Employees and faculty click here. Volunteers and residents click here.)

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine through Employee Health, your previous survey consent will be used; you do not have to complete a new survey.

Also, WVU Medicine has created a list of FAQs about the vaccine.