On September 11, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved and authorized the emergency use of an updated COVID-19 vaccine this fall. The updated vaccine is formulated to more closely target currently circulating variants and to provide better protection against serious consequences of COVID-19, including hospitalization and death.
As of October 23, 2023, DCHD is offering the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine to eligible children in the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC).
Individuals with private insurance who are interested in an updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine this fall, should connect with their healthcare provider or local retail pharmacy.
For those without health insurance or whose insurance does not cover all COVID-19 vaccination costs, visit www.vaccines.gov to find a Bridge Access program vaccine provider near you.