Persons seeking a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot can get it today and tomorrow at the Allentown Fairground Agri-Plex. The clinics are part of a month long effort to get booster shots and first and second shots into as many arms as possible.
Appointments are not necessary, but can be made through the Allentown Health Bureau at https://myahbonline.org/myahb/openscheduling. Choose Immunization Clinic from the Specialty Choices.
The emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been amended to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the two shot primary series in:
- individuals 65 years of age and older
- individuals 50-to-64 years of age with an underlying medical condition
- individuals 18 – 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19; and
- Individuals ages 18 to 64 years who have a job that puts them at increased risk of being exposed to the virus, including people who live in institutional settings that increase their risk of exposure, such as prisons or homeless shelters, as well as health care workers, teachers and grocery store workers
People considered at higher risk of severe illness may include those with chronic lung disease, diabetes, heart conditions, kidney disease, or obesity among other conditions.
The authorization applies only to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
Pfizer COVID-19 first or second shots or boosters will be administered on the following dates and times.
Monday, October 11 at the Agri-Plex 1725 W. Chew Street – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12 at the Agri-Plex 1725 W. Chew Street – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, October 18 at the Agri-Plex 1725 W. Chew Street – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 19 at the Agri-Plex 1725 W. Chew Street – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, October 25 at IBEW 101 S Seventh Street – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 28 at IBEW 101 S Seventh Street – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Please remember to bring your white CDC card with you to your appointment.
Moderna doses or flu vaccines will not be available at the Pfizer off-site clinics.
The Allentown Health Bureau continues to offer the third dose of Pfizer or a third dose of Moderna to those individuals previously identified by the CDC as immunocompromised. The third dose for the immunosuppressed group must be made at least 28 days after the second dose and can be scheduled by calling the Health Bureau at 610.437.7760.
There is no charge for the COVID-19 vaccination.
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