PITTSBURGH – UPMC, the state’s largest healthcare system and nongovernmental employer, will be ready when and when the next Covid-19 booster vaccinations are approved by federal regulators.
Boosters for the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine have already been given the go-ahead for both the immunocompromised and people over 65 and younger with potential for serious illness. Advisory groups are weighing boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in a process that could lead to similar recommendations for boosters.
The Pittsburgh-based health system, with 40 hospitals in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York, said there was enough replenishment for people to get refreshments when needed and with approval. Dr. Don Yealy, UPMC’s chief medical officer, said the national labor shortage in both healthcare and other industries will not affect the system’s delivery of first, second and booster doses of Covid.
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