COVID-19 Booster for Immunocompromised

COVID-19 Booster for Immunocompromised

Currently, it is recommended that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to boost the immune system. The booster must match the manufacturer of your initial 2nd dose series and can be given 28 days after the 2nd dose has been given. (There is currently no any approved booster for Johnson and Johnson recipients). 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

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them. (more information can be found at : https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

If you are moderately to severely immunocompromised and would like to schedule an appointment for your booster, please call the Seward Family Medical Center at 402-643-4800.