Third Dose/Booster Appointments

COVID-19 (Third Dose/Booster) Vaccine

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are eligible for an additional (third) dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna). This includes many people who are getting treatment for cancer, have had organ transplants, or receive treatments that weaken their immune systems.

In addition, the following groups of people are eligible to receive a booster shot of vaccine:

Anyone 18 and over who received a single dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine at least two months ago and who has not received a second vaccine dose is eligible for a booster shot.

The following groups of people who received two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna mRNA vaccines are authorized to receive a booster shot starting at least six months after the second dose:

  • People 65 and over, residents in long-term care facilities, and people 50-64 with underlying medical conditions that put them at risk for severe COVID-19 should get the booster shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • eople 18-49 with underlying medical conditions, based on an individualized assessment of need, and people 18-64 who are at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupation (e.g., health care workers, teachers) or institutional setting, may get the booster shot, the CDC says.

Anyone eligible for a booster shot may receive any FDA-authorized booster dose; however, some vaccine brands may not be available at all vaccination sites.

If you are immunocompromised and have received two doses of the Moderna vaccine, please contact your provider to schedule a third dose.

Everyone receiving a booster shot will need to bring their original vaccine card to the appointment.

If you think you are eligible and have received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, click here (Preferred browsers: Chrome & Microsoft Edge)

The CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

  • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory
  • Chronic medical conditions such as asplenia and chronic renal disease may be assiciatred with varying degrees of immune deficit
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