St. Luke’s In Duluth Begins Offering 2nd COVID-19 Booster Shots
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Officials with St. Luke's have begun their plans to begin administering second COVID-19 booster shots (aka "3rd shots" or "4th shots" - depending on what manufacturer) to patients from their Duluth facilities. The shots will be administered in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control in regards to age and medical conditions.
The first availability for the second COVID-19 booster shots will start at St. Luke's on Thursday, April 7; that represents the earliest date that a patient could anticipate receiving one if they qualify. However, in advance of that date, St. Luke's has begun accepting and scheduling those appointments right now.
As per the guidelines offered by the Centers for Disease Control, a second COVID-19 booster shot is available for patients who meet the following conditions:
- 50-years of age or older
- Those 12-years of age or older, who have "moderate to severely immunocompromised" conditions
- Have received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine
According to details shared by St. Luke's, second booster shots can be given four months after the previous booster dose. Second booster doses from St. Luke's will all be mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) even for those who previously received the Johnson & Johnson Janssen variety.
At this point of the response to the pandemic, St. Luke's is not accepting walk ins for COVID-19 vaccines. Patients must schedule an appointment in advance in order to receive their vaccine dose. Those appointments can be coordinated by calling St. Luke's at 218-249-4200.
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