The CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
CDC’s goal is for people to start receiving a COVID-19 booster shot beginning in Fall 2021, with individuals being eligible starting 8 months after they received their second dose of an mRNA vaccine (either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).
Check back often to find out about COVID-19 booster availability at Community Health Centers.