HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) will offer both the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccines starting Wedensday, September 21 in Honesdale and Wednesday, …
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) will offer both the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccines starting Wedensday, September 21 in Honesdale and Wednesday, September 28 in Lords Valley.
In order to meet demand, WMCHC decided to reopen its public clinics specifically for these booster doses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends bivalent booster doses. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can be used for anyone 12 years and older and the Moderna vaccine can be used for people aged 18 years and older. All must have completed their primary series and be at least two months out from their primary or first-round booster vaccination.
Booster shots for adults and children aged 12 and over will be offered at the Stourbridge Professional Complex, 600 Maple Ave., Ste. 4, in Honesdale on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, and at the Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Blvd. in Lords Valley on the second and fourth Wednesdays.
“The clinics will be held on Wednesdays through the end of October,” said Erica Brown, development manager, WMCHC. “If patient demand remains high, we will extend public clinics into November. Otherwise we may transition to giving them only at the scheduled office clinics.”
COVID booster appointments must be made online by visiting Wayne Memorial’s website, www.wmh.org and clicking on SCHEDULE A COVID VACCINE - Wayne Memorial Hospital (wmh.org) Patients are reminded to bring their vaccine card, insurance card and ID.
WMCHC continues to offer pediatric doses of COVID 19 vaccine for ages 6 months and older at its pediatric offices and the primary series vaccine for adults at most of its Family Health Centers. A list of days, times, office locations and information on how to make an appointment for those shots can also be found at Wayne Memorial’s Schedule a COVID Vaccine page.
WMCHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center clinically affiliated with Wayne Memorial Health System, Inc. For information on all WMCHC services, visit www.wmchc.net or call 570-253-8390.
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