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Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you have probably heard that COVID numbers across the United States are rising. Some expect numbers to increase as temperatures get cooler and more people stay indoors.

The CDC is advising people 6 months or older get an approved and updated vaccine. Updated vaccines from both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are now available according to the City of Lubbock.

According to a press release, adults with insurance and even without can get the vaccine for free in most cases.

For Adults with health insurance, most plans will cover the cost of an updated COVID-19 vaccine. Adults with health insurance are able to receive the vaccine at local pharmacies and physician offices.  The vaccine will be processed through your insurance in the same way as other recommend vaccines.

Adults who do not have health insurance, or those with health plans that do not cover the vaccine, can still receive a free vaccine from Lubbock Public Health and from pharmacies that are participating in the CDC’s Bridge Access Program. The following pharmacy chains are participants in the CDC’s Bridge Access Program:

• CVS Pharmacy
• Walgreens Pharmacy
• Wal-Mart Pharmacy

For more information, call the City of Lubbock Health Department at 806-775-2933.

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