City offers booster shots
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently approved the distribution of Moderna and Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, giving people the ability to mix and match any of the three vaccines approved for use in the United States.
The FDA authorized the Moderna vaccine booster for individuals who are at least 65 years of age and adults (18 years of age and older) who are at high risk because of severe illness or exposure in a work setting. The single booster dose of Moderna may be administered six months after completion of the primary series. Additionally, the FDA authorized the Johnson and Johnson vaccine for anyone who received it at least two months ago.
The Bethlehem Health Bureau has scheduled a series of booster dose clinics for those who are eligible for a booster dose of the Moderna vaccine. The booster dose clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 28 at Bethlehem City Hall. Additional Pfizer and Moderna vaccine clinics will be held every Monday from 1-3 p.m. To schedule an appointment for one of the booster clinics, please go to www.bethlehem-pa.gov and click on the COVID-19 tab or call 610-865-7083.