Wright Center Offering Third-Dose Covid Vaccines to Patients with Qualifying Medical Conditions
Scranton, Pa. (Aug. 20, 2021) – People with compromised immune systems who already received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines can now get a third shot to boost their protection from COVID-19 at several area Wright Center for Community Health locations.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those who should consider getting an extra shot include individuals being treated for tumors or cancers of the blood; organ transplant patients, including those who have received stem cell transplants within the last two years; and those who have diseases that damage the immune system.
Also on the list are people with advanced or untreated HIV infection, those taking high-dose steroids and those who have chronic medical conditions that can weaken immune response, such as chronic kidney disease. For more information about recommendations and the FDA’s emergency use authorization of third-dose shots, visit CDC.org.
Patients who meet the guidelines are urged to get a third shot of the same vaccine at least four weeks after their initial two-dose mRNA series. If you’ve received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccinations, you can schedule your third dose appointment at The Wright Center by visiting TheWrightCenter.org or calling 570-230-0019. Patients have the choice of a vaccine-only appointment or an office visit with their third dose.
Offices where third-dose COVID vaccines will be administered include Scranton, 501 S. Washington Ave.; Kingston, 2 Sharpe St.; Mid Valley, 5 S. Washington Ave., Jermyn; and Clarks Summit, 1145 Northern Blvd.