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2023-2024 Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated November 28, 2023

On September 12, CDC recommended a COVID-19 vaccine updated for 2023-2024. The virus that causes COVID-19 is always changing, and protection from COVID-19 vaccines declines over time. Receiving the 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine can restore protection and provide enhanced protection against the variants currently responsible for most infections and hospitalizations in the United States.  

One dose of the 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for everyone ages 5 years and older to protect against serious illness. For dosage recommendations for those who are ages 6 months – 4 years and those who are immunocompromised, go to: Clinical Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC


Most Americans can still get a COVID-19 vaccine for free. For people with health insurance, most plans will cover COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to you. The 2023-2024 COVID vaccine is available at many large chain pharmacies. People who don’t have health insurance or with health plans that do not cover the cost can get a free vaccine from their local health centers; state, local, tribal, or territorial health department; and pharmacies who participate in the CDC’s Bridge Access Program. Children eligible for the Vaccines for Children program also may receive the vaccine from a provider enrolled in that program. Click on the "Get Vaccinated" tab to learn more about where you can get vaccinated. 

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order an additional 4 free at-⁠home tests beginning November 20. If you did not order tests this fall, you may place two orders for a total of 8 tests. Your order of COVID tests is completely free – you won’t even pay for shipping. 

Click here to order your free at-home COVID tests. 

Free COVID-19 at-home tests continue to be available at Wood County Health Department.. Use an at-home test if you’re exposed to COVID or have symptoms and stay home if you’re sick.

Some COVID-19 at-home tests have extended expiration dates. Click here to see if the expiration date for your at-home OTC COVID-19 test has been extended. 

First find the row in the below table that matches the manufacturer and test name shown on the box label of your test. If the expiration date has been extended, then the Expiration Date column states "Extended Expiration Date" and links to a document that lists the lot numbers, original expiration dates, and the extended expiration dates.  

COVID-19 Data 

Wood County COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations

State and National COVID-19 Data

Self Help Resources

Click on the link to the right to find tools to help you understand what to do if you test positive for COVID, have close contact with someone who is sick or determine if you need a booster.