Moderna Bivalent Booster Vaccines Now Available At Johnston Co. Public Health Department

SMITHFIELD – The Johnston County Public Health Department began offering Moderna bivalent booster vaccines Thursday, September 8 at the clinic on 517 N. Brightleaf Boulevard in Smithfield.

Vaccines will be distributed on a walk-in basis and are free regardless of health insurance or immigration status. Vaccinations are available Monday- Friday from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

The Health Department received their first shipment of Pfizer bivalent booster vaccines earlier this week and will also offer that brand to individuals seeking an updated booster.

The Moderna and Pfizer bivalent boosters are approved for those 12 and older and may be received two month after completing a primary vaccine series or any booster dose. An individual may take any brand of booster available to their age group regardless of the brand of booster they have received in the past.

The bivalent boosters are formulated to better protect against the most recently circulating COVID-19 variant. They can help restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination and were designed to provide broader protection against new variants.

More information is available at or by contacting the Health Department at 919-989-5200.


  1. Will they prevent the contraction and spread of this virus like the President and Fauci assured us they would regarding the original vaccines?

    • What Biden actually said on July 4, 2021 before the Delta variant hit –

      “Today, all across this nation, we can say with confidence: America is coming back together,” … “Today, while the virus hasn’t been vanquished, we know this: It no longer controls our lives, it no longer paralyzes our nation and it’s within our power to make sure it never does so again.”

        • My apologies — my reply should have stated the year as 2021. Not 3021.

          The point I’m making is that no one was predicting the variants that began in the summer of 2021.

          • “Nobody” predicted variants? Like there are with every strain of flu AND cold? Every doctor knows there are variants…. That’s basic knowledge.

      • Nice obfuscation. In a presidential townhall on CNN July 2021 Biden said “You’re not going to get Covid if you get these vaccinations.” Go ahead. It will only take you 10 seconds to google it.

        • I prefer to get my science from scientific sources. Not carefully selected Biden quotes designed to bash science. The vaccines have been shown to reduce transmission, keep people out of the ICU and the morgues. The obfuscation is all on the side of the anti-vax crowd.

          • The head of the CDC said the same exact thing at the time. But go ahead, keep moving those goalposts. Funny….I thought Science was settled? As if science doesn’t evolve.

            And I’m not anti-vax. I’m anti-unreliable and ineffective Covid shot that may have side effects we don’t understand yet in order to combat a cold.

            Muh Science indeed.

    • September 6, 2022:

      “It is becoming increasingly clear that, looking forward with the COVID-19 pandemic, in the absence of a dramatically different variant, we likely are moving toward a path with a vaccination cadence similar to that of the annual influenza vaccine, with annual updated COVID-19 shots matched to the currently circulating strains for most of the population,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

      • “ masks might give you some psychological benefit but won’t help physically from catching Covid” Fauci.

    • And 92% of all Covid deaths could have been prevented if fauci, the NIH, CDC, FDA allowed the use of ivermectin! The use of this medicine would have reduced the need for a vaccine at all, reduced the overall length of time we were in a pandemic, and prevented all the adverse events and deaths from the vaccine too!

    • A lot of people died with COVID. Most did not die because of it. Big difference. when u get decapitated in a car wreck COVID didn’t kill you, same with heart attack or stroke. Yet those were put down as COVID so the coronor got his pay off. Then the cdc got caught lying and now they admit it’s not as bad as they said because you don’t need to quarantine and the rest of it. All this is from the CDC. But you got the govt and left wing nuts still pushing the vaccine. But here’s the kicker. To get the new booster you have to go and get the first two which have been proven useless. If you go get it then your riding in your car alone double masked. Good govt sheeple.

  2. I have taken this new booster shot earlier this week, I am experiencing a unhealthy magnification to metal objects to my body. Thats right metal forks and spoons are sticking to me and even other magnets depending which side they are on. I had to leave the Old North State Food Hall last night because of the knives coming out after me folks. According to the Biden Administration I am safer now than ever before.

  3. Had two close friends die from Covid. Neither Vac’d. I caught it same time one of my friends did and all I had was a slight cough and didn’t feel well for a couple days. Thanks to Operation Warp Speed and Sci and the fact that I got vac’d, I’m alive and well today. No spin – all truth.

    • Had dozens of friends get Covid and survive. In fact the cases were so mild they were surprised at all the fuss. I had it and the fact that I wasn’t obese, smoked, ate right, exercised I’m alive and well today. All facts, no spin either.

      • And I had it being obese, don’t smoke, minimal exercise, fair eating habits and I too survived!! By all the propaganda I should be dead. In fact when I went to ER for breathing difficulties they didn’t even test me and then just gave me $10 antibiotics and sent me home. A lot of fuss for normal antibiotics to cure it.

  4. Death rate in 2020 and 2021 lower than 2022 WITH the vaccine. #facts an inconvenient truth. You would think it was higher with all of the death mongers posting.

  5. The real question is why the top 5 health are providers in NC made 7 billion dollars in profits in 2020? Could it be they got “reimbursed” by the government for all patients testing for Covid AND got reimbursed more for patients that died with Covid related diseases? I say yes.

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