CDC Recommends Those with Comprised Immune Systems to get Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely and are fully vaccinated with an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine should receive an additional dose of that same mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
Patients may self-attest to any of the conditions below:
.Receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
.Received an organ transplant and are currently taking medicine to suppress the immune system
.Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are currently taking medicine to suppress the immune system
.Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, WiskottAldrich syndrome)
.Advanced or untreated HIV infection
.Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (≥20 mg prednisone or equivalent per day) or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
.Other conditions which cause moderate or severe immunosuppression similar to the above conditions People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
If you have any of the conditions listed about, talk to your provider about whether getting the 3rd shot is right for you.
Some providers may be able to give you the 3rd dose.
If your provider is not a vaccine distributor, you can self attest to these conditions at a vaccine distribution site.
Individuals who are eligible for the 3rd dose may receive it at least 28 days following their booster dose.
For appointments with the Kenton Hardin Health Department, call 419-673-6230 to schedule.
They are still offering 1st and 2nd dose appointments at the health department on Wednesdays.