Accepting Appointments for Third Dose Vaccinations of Immunocompromised
Thursday August 26, 2021
Applies to individuals with a compromised immune system and that have completed vaccination using either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued an addendum to the standing order for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID) in regards to third dose vaccinations and individual eligibility. This addendum only applies to individuals with a compromised immune system and that have completed vaccination using either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine; those that received Johnson & Johnson are NOT currently included in the recommendations for those that should receive a third dose.
The following conditions would qualify an individual as a person with a “compromised immune system”:
Receiving active treatment for solid tumors
Receiving active treatment for leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma
Receiving immunosuppressive medication for solid organ transplant
Less than 2 years post stem-cell transplant
With documented genetic disorders preventing an adequate immune response
With untreated or advanced HIV
Taking daily medications for immune disease
- High-dose corticosteroids (>20mg/d prednisone equivalent)
- Suppressive biologics
With chronic renal disease
Third dose vaccination is not the same as “booster” dose vaccination. “Booster” dose vaccination has not yet begun. BHSJ will notify the community as soon as “booster” doses become available.
Third dose vaccine appointments can be scheduled starting Thursday August 26, 2021 on the scheduling page at our website.
View Scheduling Page
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