Duly Health and Care Makes Bivalent Boosters for COVID-19 Available for Patients Aged 12 and Older

Providers will admin­is­ter both Pfiz­er and Mod­er­na doses

September 14, 2022

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. — Duly Health and Care is offer­ing biva­lent boost­ers to patients aged 12 and old­er who com­plet­ed the COVID-19 vac­ci­na­tion series at least two months after their final dose. 

We are hope­ful this boost­er will con­tin­ue the decline of the COVID-19 omi­cron vari­ant cas­es we have seen in Chicagoland – espe­cial­ly as we enter the flu sea­son,” said Don Hoscheit, MD and Chief Med­ical Offi­cer for Duly Health and Care. 

The Illi­nois Depart­ment of Health (IDOH) is report­ing 26,127 new con­firmed and prob­a­ble cas­es of COVID-19 in Illi­nois, includ­ing 70 deaths since August 26, 2022, and has issued pub­lic health warn­ings about the rise in cas­es going into fall. The IDOH went on to state the biva­lent boost­ers made by Mod­er­na and Pfiz­er are expect­ed to increase immune response to the virus and pro­tect against severe COVID-19 health out­comes includ­ing hos­pi­tal­iza­tion and death. 

These new vac­cines are designed to offer added pro­tec­tion against the omi­cron vari­ants we are see­ing — which are now the dom­i­nant strain of the virus,” said Mia Taormi­na, MD, FACOI and infec­tious dis­ease expert for Duly Health and Care. For this rea­son, regard­less of the pri­ma­ry vac­cine received, we are rec­om­mend­ing patients aged 12 and old­er be con­sid­ered for a biva­lent booster.”

For the lat­est infor­ma­tion on COVID-19 vac­cines, answers to fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions, or to sched­ule a vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment vis­it duly​healthand​care​.com.

About Duly Health and Care

Duly Health and Care is one of the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­­cial­­ty physi­­cian-direc­t­ed med­ical groups in the nation with more than 1,000 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty care physi­cians and more than 7,000 team mem­bers, in over 150 loca­tions. The orga­ni­za­tion is whol­ly ded­i­cat­ed to help­ing all it serves flour­ish by chal­leng­ing the expect­ed to deliv­er the extra­or­di­nary in health and care.

Duly Health and Care physi­cians and team mem­bers sup­port indi­vid­u­als in their per­son­al health jour­neys each year, help­ing each one to meet their extra­or­di­nary poten­tial through a holis­tic care deliv­ery mod­el designed to make health and care wel­com­ing, sim­pli­fied and personalized. 

For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.duly​healthand​care​.com.