The Food and Drug Administration authorized a new COVID-19 vaccine developed by Novavax on Wednesday.
Novavax is a biotechnology company in Maryland that received significant federal funding to produce the shot.
Accounting for 65 percent of last week’s COVID-19 cases, the coronavirus subvariant BA.5 — a sister variant of Omicron — has become dominant in the United States.
The newly updated booster vaccine is adapted to not only fight against COVID-19 and Omicron but will also help fight against the new variants.
The City of Wasco held a vaccination clinic on June 26, where free vaccines, COVID tests, boxes of food, hand sanitizers, masks, and other resources were provided.
Organizations in Kern County are in the process of applying for the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF).
Health experts are expecting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to soon authorize both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine.