Covid Vaccine Information

We STRONGLY RECOMMEND the COVID vaccine for anyone who is eligible. The FDA has approved and the CDC has recommended the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children 6 months and up. The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends this vaccine. The pediatric dose for children 5-11 years old is one-third of the adult dose and a second shot is recommended 21 days later. The baby dose for children 6 months-4 years is one-tenth of the adult dose and one-third the dose for 5-11 year olds. This is a three-shot series, the second dose is recommended 3 weeks later and the third dose is recommended two months after the second dose.

COVID Bivalent Vaccine Booster

The FDA and CDC have approved a new, bivalent COVID vaccine booster.  This will be available to patients 12 and older who have completed their 2-dose primary series and are at least two months since their last dose.  To start, we will only be offering this at our Friday COVID vaccine clinics with doses available beginning on September 9th.  Please call to get on the COVID vaccine clinic schedule.

  • What is a bivalent vaccine?
  • Who is eligible?
  • Where can I get a COVID vaccine?
What is a bivalent vaccine?

It simply means that it has two parts.  Half of the vaccine is a booster of the original strain of COVID;  the other half provides protection against Omicron variant BA.5 (which currently causes over 90% of cases). This is the first vaccine against the Omicron variant since it emerged last winter.

Who is eligible?

-Patients 12 and older
-Have completed their primary 2-dose series
-Are at least two months from their last COVID shot

Where can I get a COVID vaccine?

Vaccine Finder (enter zip code and see what pharmacies are in stock)

App Health Care

Boone Drug


******Patients cannot get this vaccine for their primary series*******

For more information on the vaccines, you can listen to this recorded Q&A session with Dr. St Clair as he answers your questions.

Recorded Q&A Session

Covid Vaccine Q&A 4-19-21

Recorded Watauga County Vaccine Update

Keep Boone Healthy Recording- April 28th

You can also visit any of these sites for additional information.

COVID Vaccine Information

COVID Vacine Presentation (Slide Show)

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Frequently Asked Questions)

Why Healthy Teenagers Should Get the COVID Vaccine (Dr. St. Clair)

Where can I get a COVID vaccine?

Vaccine Finder (enter zip code and see what pharmacies are in stock)

App Health Care

Boone Drug


COVID Vaccine Safety

COVID vaccines do not cause infertility! (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine)

STAT News:  Shattering the Infertility Myth

COVID vaccines do not cause miscarriage! (Reuters News – Fact Check)

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Pregnant and Lactating Patients

Vaccines Did Not Skip Animal Trials

Vaccines Do Not Cause Variants

Dr. Paul Offit:  Do COVID 19 Vaccines Cause Antibody Dependent Enhancement?

COVID – Ethics

COVID vaccine ethics/abortion

COVID Data (New York Times)


North Carolina


COVID Vaccine Tracker


New York Times

Interviews (Video)

Interview with Francis Collins/Russell Moore (Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Life)

Interview with Francis Collins (National Institutes for Health)

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