3rd Dose COVID Vaccines for Immune-compromised
(Honesdale, August 25, 2021)…Following CDC recommendations, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) announced it will offer a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to immune-compromised individuals starting this Friday, August 27th.
The third doses will be administered by appointment at all nine primary care centers during specific hours. Appointments can be made by calling the office of your choice or calling the WMCHC COVID hotline, 570.253.8197.
Only the Moderna vaccine will be available at eight of the centers (first and second doses are available also, but third is only for immune-compromised individuals). Highland Family Physicians will offer both Moderna and Pfizer third doses on Fridays. It is recommended that individuals get the same type of vaccine for their third dose as their two previous doses.
3rd DOSE SCHEDULE
Highland Physicians Family Health Center Friday, 9am – 3pm 570-251-6500
Northern Wayne, Lake Como Friday, 11am – 2pm (starts 9/3) 570-798-2828
Hamlin FHC Friday, 4pm – 6pm (starts 9/10) 570-689-9965
Waymart FHC Tuesday, 1pm – 3pm 570-647-0523
Carbondale FHC Wednesday, 1pm-4pm 570-282-2031
Honesdale FHC Wednesday, 8am – 12pm 570-251-6672
Forest City FHC Wednesday, 1pm – 4pm 570-785-3194
Pinnacle FHC Wednesday, 10am – 12pm 570-226-2151
Pike FHC Wednesday, 1pm – 3pm 570-775-7100
First and second doses of Pfizer are also available at Highland Physicians Family Health Center on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at Honesdale Pediatrics (570-253-5838) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
“As we did with the first rollout of the COVID vaccines, we are doing all we can to make these third doses accessible and available for the most vulnerable among us,” said Frederick Jackson, executive director WMCHC. He added, however, that “there is significant inventory nationally and we anticipate third doses will be available for all when approved.”
To date, WMCHC has administered more than 32,000 COVID vaccines.
Immune-compromised conditions include active cancer treatment, organ transplants, and untreated HIV. For a more in-depth list, visit CDC.gov – Third Dose
For more information on vaccines in general, vaccine safety, efficacy and scheduling, visit www.wmchc.net and click on the link on the top of any page.