Third Dose of COVID Vaccine for Immunocompromised Individuals
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that certain patients with weakened immune systems receive an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. The recommendation does not include J&J vaccine recipients at this time.
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 two 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
- Individuals should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
Additional doses of COVID vaccine for immunocompromised individuals are being offered now. Booster shots for other individuals are expected to begin in late September.
Update 2/23/2021: Delta partners with Georgia to host state’s largest COVID-19 vaccination site https://news.delta.com/delta-partners-georgia-host-states-largest-covid-19-vaccination-site
Atlanta –The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a vaccine dashboard that will track the number of providers enrolled to give vaccines, allocations and shipments from vaccine manufacturers, and vaccines administered. The dashboard will reflect the previous day’s totals, and will be updated Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. The dashboard can be found on the DPH website at dph.georgia.gov.