Gundersen prepares to give COVID-19 booster shots

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Gundersen Health System in La Crosse is preparing to give third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible people.

The hospital is waiting on specific guidance from the federal government on who is eligible for the third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Gundersen said it’s the next big step in the system’s effort to care for and protect the community during the pandemic.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is meeting this week to discuss Pfizer’s application to provide third doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to more Americans.

As soon as the federal government approves third doses for more people and provides guidance on eligibility, Gundersen will offer them to eligible patients and non-patients at all vaccine locations system-wide. This will include a new location on the Gundersen La Crosse Campus. More information will be shared once third doses receive government approval.