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Riverside Walter Reed Hospital to hold drive-thru flu/COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Gloucester, will host a free, drive-thru COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

The drive-thru clinic will allow patients 12 and older to receive the flu and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at the same time, with one in each arm; this includes second and third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with proof of prior vaccination.

Additionally, under the Emergency Use Authorization, COVID-19 booster shots are currently available to those 65 and older and those at risk of severe illness, including health care workers. Those who are eligible may be administered a single Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster dose at least six months after the first two doses to provide additional immunity with proof of prior vaccination.

As soon as Riverside has more information regarding approval of COVID-19 booster shots for other individuals, the health system will provide an update.

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