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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Bivalent COVID-19 Doses at RCHD

bivalent covid vaccines now available

Riley County Health Department has bivalent COVID-19 vaccines available. We are still administering federally-purchased COVID vaccines, so there is zero out-of-pocket costs for COVID vaccinations at the health department. As those emergency reserves dwindle, that may change, but for now, it’s business as usual.

The CDC issued updated guidance which allows more people access to the bivalent dose. If you have questions, please talk to your healthcare provider, including our nurses at the health department. 

Walk-ins are welcome, or you can schedule an appointment by calling 785-776-4779 ext. 7675.

Updated CDC guidance for each age group is below and you can find more information at

Revision of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccination schedule as follows:

  • At the time of initial vaccination, depending on vaccine product, children ages 6 months–4 years are recommended to receive 2 or 3 bivalent mRNA vaccine doses; children age 5 years are recommended to receive 1 or 2 bivalent mRNA vaccine doses
  • People ages 6 years and older who are unvaccinated or previously received only monovalent vaccine doses are recommended to receive 1 bivalent mRNA vaccine dose
  • People ages 65 years and older may receive 1 additional bivalent mRNA vaccine dose 

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