There were long lines in some areas for the new COVID booster as Vermont

There were long lines in some areas for the new COVID booster as Vermont on Wednesday opened up the availability for the shots. Vermonters are now able to receive the newly approved COVID booster. The shots contain protections against the original virus and omicron subvariants. “We know that some people have been waiting for these fall boosters to come out because they’re updated and they have a new component. Now’s the time of year we might start to see cases increase, so this is the best protection you could have. The Vermont Health Department offered walk-in clinics in South Burlington, Brattleboro, Rutland City, and Middlebury yesterday and will expand to other locations later in the week. The department ordered about 17,000 thousand shots and once there are more, they will also be available at pharmacies and doctor’s offices. “We’ll have more and more vaccine in Vermont in the coming weeks. This is just really the first couple of days of getting it out there.” Kelso said.  Moderna’s booster is for people 18 and older and Pfizer’s is for 12 and up. Those receiving the boosters need to have already finished their initial vaccinations.