RALEIGH — Half a million COVID-19 boosters are headed to North Carolina, arriving as early as this week.

The CDC recommended the updated boosters for adults and teenagers. This new booster is designed to protect against the countries most common strains of the coronavirus, BA.4 and BA.5.

Starting Wednesday, September 7th, Wake County will allow residents to schedule boosters, offering some same-day appointments.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, testing and treatments, or to find locations to get a COVID-19 vaccine, visit MySpot.nc.gov or contact the North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center by phone at 888-675-4567.