Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is prepared to provide second COVID-19 booster shots starting Thursday (March 31) to populations deemed eligible Tuesday by federal public health authorities.
LVHN continues to urge unvaccinated individuals to get vaccinated and the vaccinated to get their booster shots at the recommended time. National figures show nearly 50 percent of those eligible for their first booster have not yet received it.
LVHN has administered more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave the green light to a second COVID-19 booster shot for two segments of the population – those 50 and older regardless of health condition and those as young as 12 with a compromised immune system.