CDC Now Permitting 4th Shot for the Immunocompromised

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New York –

Yes, for the immunocompromised there is now a fourth shot.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday that some immunocompromised people who have received either the Pfizer or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines that they will be able to get a fourth shot.  People over 18 who are “moderately to severely immunocompromised” and have received three doses of an mRNA vaccine can now get a fourth shot according to the CDC.  This applies to either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.  It must be, however,  at least six months after getting their third Pfizer or Moderna dose.

There is a difference, however. For immunocompromised people, the third COVID-19 vaccine shot is an “additional dose” – equal to that of the first two shots. The fourth dose is considered a “booster” shot, and the volume given is just half of the amount given for the first three doses.

See the updated CDC guidelines over here.

 

 


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