The Wright Center for Community Health accepting Pfizer and Moderna booster shot appointments for adults
Scranton, Pa. (Nov. 23, 2021) – The Wright Center for Community Health is now administering booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for all adults. Anyone 18 and older who received their Pfizer or Moderna primary vaccine at least six months ago or received a Johnson & Johnson dose at least two months ago can make an appointment following Friday’s decisions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration
“Vaccine providers across Pennsylvania have supplies of the safe and effective vaccines to administer booster shots,” said acting Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Alison Beam. “I am impressed by the tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who are stepping up every day to get their first, second or third dose of vaccine to protect themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors against COVID-19.”
Adults seeking a Pfizer booster can make an appointment at The Wright Center for Community Health’s Mid Valley Practice, 5 S. Washington Ave., Jermyn. Moderna boosters are available at all other Wright Center locations, including, Clarks Summit Practice, 1145 Northern Blvd., South Abington Township; Hawley Practice, 103 Spruce St., Hawley; Kingston Practice, 2 Sharpe St., Kingston; Scranton Counseling Center, 329 Cherry St., Scranton; Scranton Practice, 501 S. Washington Ave., Scranton; South Franklin Street Practice, Wilkes-Barre, and West Scranton Intermediate School-Based Health, 1401 Fellows St., Scranton.
To make an appointment, visit TheWrightCenter.org or call 570-230-0019.
“This federal decision enables us to get more shots into arms at a very important time, as people will be spending more time indoors with family and friends because of the colder weather and holiday season,” said Dr. Jignesh Y. Sheth, chief medical officer and senior vice president for The Wright Center for Community Health. “The approved COVID-19 vaccinations for adults and children remain our best defense against serious illness and hospitalization.”
The latest decision by the CDC follows its unanimous decision on Nov. 2 to authorize pediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds. That decision made about 28 million children in the new age group eligible for vaccination. The Wright Center for Community Health has administered 157 doses of the pediatric vaccine since it was authorized.
The CDC approved third-dose boosters of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine on Oct. 22 for certain age groups. The Wright Center for Community Health has been administering third doses and booster shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to eligible age groups since Oct. 22. People should talk to their health care provider about their medical condition and whether or not getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
The regulatory agencies have not begun to consider booster shots for teenagers.