This information is from August 18, 2021 and may be changed in the future with updates in the science.
COVID-19 Vaccines: On Friday, ACIP recommended that people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised could receive a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
- Evidence indicates that people with severe immunocompromise don’t always build the same level of immunity after two doses of mRNA vaccination as people without immunocompromise, and may benefit from an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
- The third dose should be administered at least four weeks after the second dose of the same mRNA vaccine.
- Healthcare providers should talk with patients who are immunocompromised about whether a third dose is appropriate for them. Patients included in ACIP’s recommendations can get a third dose of mRNA vaccine. See FAQs under the recommendations for more information.
- DPH encourages all providers to reach out to patients who may meet the criteria for an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to support and encourage them to get the additional dose.
- FDA has amended both the Pfizer-BioNTech EUA and the Moderna EUA
Middletown Health Department at Cross St. Church
I got my third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine this evening. The Cross Street Church has a vaccine clinic every Wednesday evening from 4p to 7p, administered by the Middletown Health Department. Not only are they staffed with nurses who administer the vaccine and monitor afterward, but they have gift cards as a reward for getting your shot! Send any friends who are not yet vaccinated! It is a well-run center that is not too busy so that you cannot maintain proper distancing.
As always, check with the physician that knows you best if you have any questions about whether you should get the vaccine.