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Even though Jefferson County is out of 'red zone' for COVID-19, consider getting updated booster

Meijer pharmacists are preparing to administer updated COVID-19 boosters.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jefferson County is out of the COVID-19 red zone for the first time in almost 6 weeks. The latest CDC data shows the county is in the medium, or yellow, community level.

Here are CDC recommended actions based on the current level:

Meijer pharmacists are preparing to administer updated COVID-19 boosters. 

Officials said the retailer's pharmacists suggest scheduling the updated COVID-19 booster, which targets the most commonly circulating BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron strains and is now available at Meijer pharmacists. 

Other vaccines, including flu shots, can be scheduled at the same time and are an important way for families to protect themselves and those around them throughout the fall and winter months.

To schedule a vaccine appointment, text "COVID" or "flu" to 75049, visit Meijer's website or call your local Meijer pharmacy. 

Some key times to get tested for COVID-19 are:

  • If you have symptoms, then test immediately.
  • If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing. If you test too early, you may be more likely to get an inaccurate result.
  • If you are in certain high-risk settings, you may need to test as part of a screening testing program.
  • Consider testing before contact with someone at high risk for severe COVID-19, especially if you are in an area with a medium or high COVID-19 community level.

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