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Yale New Haven Health announces it is now administering COVID-19 dose 3 and boosters

Friday, September 24, 2021

New Haven, CT (Sept. 24, 2021) – Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) today announced that it has begun offering booster and dose three vaccinations at select sites across the state.

In accordance with The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), YNHHS will administer booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those 65 and older, those 18 to 64 who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 and healthcare workers. Booster doses can be given six months since after the completion of the second Pfizer dose. An explanation on the differences between a third dose and a booster can be found here. Those who received J&J or Moderna are not yet eligible for a booster.

In addition, CDC now recommends a third dose for patients who are immunocompromised and received either Pfizer or Moderna.

All vaccinations are by appointment only and can be made now on the YNHHS website: More appointments are being added as vaccine is made available to ensure that there is sufficient supply for all scheduled patients.

Dose 3 and boosters are available at the following sites by appointment only:

• YNHHS Site, 200 Orchard St, New Haven, CT

• Bridgeport Hospital Primary Care Center Building, 226 Mill Hill Ave., Bridgeport, CT

• Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) Office, 4a Devine Street, North Haven, CT

• NEMG Office, 1152 Kings Hwy Cutoff, Fairfield, CT

• NEMG Office, 194 Howard Street, New London, CT

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties.

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