COVID update (copy)

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations sit on a tray in July ready to be administered during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Downtown Bend Public Library.

New COVID-19 boosters that target the most common omicron strains have arrived in Oregon, and eligible people are now able to schedule appointments to receive shots.

The Western states workgroup on Friday approved the new “bivalent” COVID-19 boosters for people 12 and older after federal officials approved the vaccines the day before.

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Reporter Suzanne Roig contributed to this article.

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