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Published: September 13, 2023

Health Dept. COVID clinics on hold pending new vaccine

Wyandot County Public Health has temporarily canceled its COVID-19 vaccination clinics while awaiting news on a new vaccine.

On Monday, Sept. 11 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved and authorized for emergency use monovalent (single) component COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, targeted against the currently circulating Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5. Approved vaccines are as follows:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (2023-2024 Formula): individuals ages 6 months and older.
  • Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (2023-2024 Formula): individuals ages 6 months and older.
  • Note: The FDA has not yet authorized or approved an updated Novavax vaccine for 2023-2024.

As part of FDA’s actions, the bivalent mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19) are no longer authorized for use in the United States. As a result, Wyandot County Public Health COVID-19 clinics are temporarily canceled until approved vaccines are received. It is not yet known when this will happen.

Wyandot County Public Health will continue to share updates on its @WyandotHealth social media pages and in news media as information becomes available.

Wyandot County Public Health is nationally accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Established in 2007, PHAB is the non-profit organization that administers the national accreditation program, which aims to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation.