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Reno County Health Department Offering COVID Booster Vaccines

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Reno County Health Department is now offering bivalent booster vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech for ages 12 years and older and Moderna for those ages 18 years and older. Updated COVID-19 boosters can help restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination and provide broader protection against newer variants.

For first or second primary doses, the Health Department is providing Novavax, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to any Reno County resident, regardless of citizen status or insurance. The Health Department advises, if you have specific concerns regarding vaccination risks and benefits, please consult your primary care doctor or other health professional.

Flu season is almost upon us so the Health Department is also administering flu vaccines, which can be given at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccines are available during their normal operating hours. Walk-ins are accepted for ages 12 and over, but appointments are required for children 11 and under. Call 620-694-2900 and select option 6 for scheduling.

The Health Department is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:30am to 6pm, Wednesday from 9am to 6pm, and Friday from 7:30am to noon.

For more information on the vaccines or to find additional vaccine providers, visit www.vaccines.gov.