New COVID vaccine boosters available at Miller County Health Unit in Texarkana

Bowie County should have shots in October

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TEXARKANA -- The Miller County Health Unit has updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, both approved by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this month.

Bowie County Health Clinic should have the vaccines by the middle of October, a spokesperson said.

COVID vaccines can be received at the Miller County clinic from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The clinic is at 503 Walnut St. in Texarkana, Arkansas.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months old and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter.

Vaccination remains the best protection against COVID-19-related hospitalization and death, according to CDC. Vaccination also reduces your chance of suffering the effects of Long COVID, which can develop during or following acute infection and last for an extended duration.

Receiving an updated COVID-19 vaccine can restore protection and provide enhanced protection against the variants currently responsible for most infections and hospitalizations in the United States, according to CDC.

Most insurance plans will cover COVID-19 vaccines.

Free flu shots will also be available Oct. 2-6 at the Miller County Health Unit.

People wanting a flu shot should bring their insurance card. The shots are provided by the Arkansas Department of Health.