COVID-19 boosters now available for kids 5 to 11 years old

YKHC began offering COVID-19 boosters to children 5 to 11 years old today, following CDC’s recent approval of booster doses for that age group. YKHC encourages parents to sign up their little ones for a booster to help protect them from severe COVID-19 illness.

The CDC and YKHC also strengthened their recommendations for boosters for older individuals, encouraging everyone age 50 or older or age 12 and older with certain health conditions to get a second booster dose. 

To be eligible for a booster, a person must have received their last COVID-19 shot at least five months ago.

COVID-19 vaccine boosters can enhance or restore protection that might have waned over time after a person received their primary series vaccination. Everyone ages 5 and older is encouraged to stay-up-to-date with their COVID-19 boosters and individuals who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 should sign up for their first vaccine today.

To sign up for a COVID-19 booster or vaccine, call your local clinic and or, in Bethel, call 907-543-6949. To learn more, visit


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