A free community vaccine clinic took place in Wasco on Sunday, allowing those aged five to 60 to receive their COVID-19 vaccine if they hadn’t already.
The United States government is ending its free at-home COVID-19 testing kits in September due to the lack of funding.
Pfizer recently asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize their newly updated COVID-19 booster shots for people aged 12 and older.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the updated COVID-19 guidelines.
Individuals who aren’t fully vaccinated or vaccinated at all no longer need to quarantine themselves if they come in close contact with someone who has been infected with COVID-19.
Both Pfizer and Moderna bivalent boosters are expected to be distributed in September.
This bivalent booster consists of the old vaccine formula with a new one that fights against omicron variants including BA.4 and BA.5.
On Tuesday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the use of the new vaccine by Novavax for people ages 18 and above.