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The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Newman Regional Health, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.

The Emporia Gazette

Booster shots are now at Newman Regional Health for people seeking protection from the coronavirus.

A statement from the hospital said third doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available for eligible patients on from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 8 a.m. - noon Thursdays.

Appointments for a vaccination can be made online at newmanrh.org/covid19vaccine, through the hospital’s patient portal or by calling 620-343-6801.

As of Monday morning, about 54% of Lyon County residents had received at least one dose of the vaccine. Nearly 50% are fully vaccinated.

Lyon County Public Health counted 5,249 COVID-19 cases, with a record high 240 patients hospitalized with the virus. The virus is blamed for 91 deaths.

Johnson & Johnson filed data Tuesday seeking federal approval of its own COVID-19 booster shot.

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