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For Immediate Release: Monday, October 10, 2022

Montgomery County health officials urge anyone age 5 and older to get their COVID-19 booster.  The County, in partnership with Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar, Proyecto Salud and Westfield Wheaton, will host a “BOO!sterama” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29  to provide free COVID-19 boosters to shoppers. No appointment is needed.

Both Moderna and Pfizer bivalent boosters will be available at the BOO!sterama.  Anyone age five and older who had their last vaccine dose at least two months ago should get the updated booster shot. 

The event will be held at Westfield Wheaton Mall, outside of the Carter’s store on the second floor.  Individuals who receive their booster at the event will be entered in a drawing to receive one of five $50 gift cards that can be used throughout Westfield Wheaton’s wide variety of retailers.

“Over the past month, Montgomery County became the largest jurisdiction to become 90% fully vaccinated,"  said County Executive Marc Elrich. “However, being ‘fully vaccinated’ doesn’t protect us enough and we must convince every eligible individual to get the new bivalent booster.  These booster shots are free and can protect you from the risk of serious illness from COVID-19.  I am grateful and appreciative of our partnership with Westfield Wheaton to provide space, incentives and access to get our vaccines directly in front of potential recipients.”

To date, more than 15,000 doses of the new bivalent vaccine have been given at County-operated vaccination clinics.

In addition to the BOO!sterama event, booster shots are widely available at locations throughout the community. Make an appointment for the new bivalent booster shot or find other locations at

For more information about Por Nuestra Salud Y Bienestar visit their website


Release ID: 22-523
Media Contact: Mary Anderson
Categories: COVID-19, Health