IDPH endorses bivalent COVID-19 booster recommendation for children 5 and older


October 19, 2022

Following the CDC’s recommendation this week of the new bivalent boosters for children 5 and older, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Sameer Vohra is recommending parents and guardians get children vaccinated and fully protected to avoid the most severe effects of COVID-19. Director Vohra is also reminding parents that with flu season underway, they should also take action to protect their children from the risk of serious illness by getting the COVID-19 and flu vaccines. Children can receive both these vaccinations at the same time.

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