LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — With cold and flu season fast approaching, health officials are still working hard to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

To help, the Lexington Fayette County Health Department is providing shots of the newly released bivalent updated COVID-19 booster, which protects you from the new omicron and original COVID-19 strain.

The booster is for those who received their first two doses or original booster more than two months ago. The health department will hold a special clinic this Thursday at Consolidated Baptist Church for those needing their updated Moderna booster.

Spokesperson Kevin Hall said that even at this point in the game, it’s still critical that people stay on top of their boosters and the latest ways to stay protected.   

“It’s something new to protect you. It’s looking at the science and data about the best protection against the strains, mutated strains, and all the variants. So this is a new way to keep you safe and healthy and give you a lot of protection going into the fall and winter,” said Kevin Hall, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

For more information and to register for the clinic visit lfchd.org.