Health department offering updated COVID boosters


TAYLOR COUNTY—The Grafton-Taylor County Health Department is ready to help residents take their shot at staying healthier this season, and one way they hope to do so is through the newly released COVID boosters.

Those wishing to receive the updated boosters aimed at protection against the original virus and the newer omicron variants are in luck, as Grafton-Taylor County Health Department Public Health Nurse Director Nelda Grymes revealed that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has received the updated Pfizer and Moderna boosters.

She noted that as long as individuals have received their primary series of shots, they will be able to receive the boosters.

“The older version of the boosters will no longer be given out as boosters, only as initial shots in the primary series, or the first two vaccinations received,” Grymes disclosed. “However, as long as individuals are two months out from their last shot and have received their primary series, they will receive the updated booster to help protect them against the effects of the omicron variant.”

Those wishing to receive the updated boosters may do so by visiting the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department during their regular business hours, as appointments for COVID vaccinations/boosters are not required.

The health department is opened Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. and then again from 1:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m.

For more information, please contact the health department by phone at 304-265-1288.

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