UI Medical Professor Says Bivalent Covid Booster Proving Effective

Iowa City, Iowa — Recent data published by the Centers for Disease Control show the most recent bivalent COVID-19 booster is very effective in preventing hospitalizations of older Iowans.

Some of the stats came from the University of Iowa and it shows that people over 65 who got the bivalent booster were 73 percent less likely to be hospitalized with covid than those who have just received doses of a monovalent vaccine.

UI emergency medicine professor, Nick Mohr, says the elderly aren’t the only ones who can benefit from the bivalent booster.

He says the bivalent booster is also effective against the new highly transmittable XBB.1.5 subvariant.


Information from the CDC shows just more than half of Iowa seniors who are 65 and older have received the bivalent booster.



Local News