Health department announces clinics offering new COVID boosters for anyone 12 and older
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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has announced more than a dozen clinics throughout the next month where the latest version of the coronavirus booster, which is more effective against omicron subvariants, will be available for anyone 12 and older.
The health department had recommended earlier this month that people with an existing booster appointment should hold off and reschedule when the new boosters became available locally.
The health department shared a list of 15 clinics where people can get the new boosters. Three of them are scheduled this week — two at LMH Health, at the 330 Arkansas St. entrance, and one at the health department, 200 Maine St. The health department clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The two LMH Health clinics are drive-thru and will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday.
There will also be four mobile clinics between now and Oct. 12, the first of which is set for next Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 1930 Harper St.
To register for a vaccine or booster appointment, visit ldchealth.org/getmyvaccine and enter the event code for the corresponding clinic.