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Geisinger offers boosters for youth

DANVILLE — Following recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, Geisinger is offering booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11.

Data continues to show the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the booster dose for kids between 5 and 11 years old will increase their protection. Children can receive their single booster dose at least five months after they’ve completed the primary series. If you’re unsure if your child qualifies for a booster or have any specific questions, contact their pediatrician.

Geisinger pediatric clinics are accepting appointments for booster shots for those who are eligible. You can make an appointment at Geisinger through MyGeisinger, the MyChart mobile app, or by calling 570-284-3657.

PennDOT photo centers to close

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Department of Transportation driver license and photo centers, including the Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday through Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling.

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