COVID Booster Vaccine

St. Luke’s Delays ‘Strongly’ Endorsing New COVID Booster Vaccine

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St. Luke’s University Health Network officials said they are awaiting preliminary data on human studies before strongly endorsing a new COVID-19 booster vaccine made by Pfizer and Moderna. The new booster–which has already received FDA approval–contains components of the original strain of the COVID-19 virus as well as the newer BA4 and BA5 omicrons strains.

Southern Lehigh Mask Cases Surge

Hospital Urges Masking Students as Solehi to Mull Ending Mandate

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As COVID-19 case counts soar to record levels on the wings of the highly-transmissable Omicron variant, local health network officials are asking school districts to keep kids masked in classrooms following the holidays. However, at least one local district is poised to end its mask mandate shortly after students return from the Christmas break.

COVID Vaccine Clinic to Be Held at Nockamixon State Park

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If you’re looking forward to getting out and enjoying nature this fall and you’re unvaccinated against COVID-19, state officials hope you’ll consider getting a jab before or after you walk, jog, hike or kayak through one of five state parks where free vaccination clinics are now scheduled.

Northampton County Covid

COVID: Northampton Co. Reports Highest Daily Case No. Since April

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As the highly-transmissable Delta variant’s spread has coupled with falling vaccination rates, COVID-19 statistics around the U.S. and in Pennsylvania have taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks. And in Northampton County, where a key indicator of the virus’ spread has placed it at a Very High risk level, the numbers may be particularly troubling.

COVID Hospital Grida

First COVID Patient Treated at St. Luke’s UB Returns, Thanks Staff

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Michele Grida recently paid a return visit to St. Luke’s Upper Bucks hospital, buoyed by a renewed sense of gratitude and purpose. It was the one-year anniversary of her fever-induced collapse and emergency admission to the ICU with a near-fatal case of COVID.