LVHN offers boosters — third shots — for people with weakened immune systems

Written by on August 17, 2021

LVHN offers boosters — third shots — for people with weakened immune systems

By Dave Heller and Brittany Sweeney

August 17, 2021

Image by Willfried Wende from Pixabay

Lehigh Valley Health Network is now offering COVID-19 booster shots to some people with weakened immune systems.

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The third vaccinations are available at all hospital-based clinics and stand-alone locations like those in Whitehall and Palmer townships.

Those shots began being administered Monday after the CDC formally approved a third shot late last week of either Pfizer or Moderna for people at elevated medical risk.

The booster is recommended for recipients of organ or stem cell transplants, people with advanced or untreated HIV infection, those going through cancer treatments, people who are taking some medications that weaken the immune system, among others.

Registration is encouraged, though, and walk-ins will be accepted. For more information visit the LVHN website.

WLVR reached out to St. Luke’s University Health Network for details on its booster plan, but those details have not been released.

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