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Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022
Get ready! Omicron booster shots should be available in the Charlottesville area “sometime this week,” health officials say.
The newly approved Pfizer Bivalent Boosters, designed to vaccinate against the two most prevalent COVID-19 variants currently circulating in the United States, has not yet arrived in the local Blue Ridge Health District. Health district officials say they will likely receive the first doses Wednesday and begin offering the boosters by the end of the week.
A select number of local pharmacies will also receive boosters, though as of Tuesday it was unclear which ones.
Here’s more news for this week:
Six monkeypox cases are confirmed in the Blue Ridge Health District, but there aren’t enough vaccines for everyone eligible
“It’s a very limited amount of vaccines we’ve received and administered,” said Kathryn Goodman, a spokesperson for the Blue Ridge Health District.
With just six bus drivers, more than 3,000 Charlottesville City Schools children are making their own ways to school this year
“A lot of parents are freaking out right now,” said Noelle Dwyer.
Meet Tamica Jean-Charles, local journalist — and also a Charlottesville newcomer who is bringing local people together.
Thanks for reading,
Jessie Higgins, Managing Editor
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