Another shot? The CDC says some people may need the 4th dose of COVID vaccine | MCU Times

Another shot? The CDC says some people may need the 4th dose of COVID vaccine

A healthcare professional fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. (AP Photo / Lynne Sladky, File)

As some people receive a third COVID vaccine dose, or booster shots, are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now talking about a fourth dose, KTLA sister station WJW reported.

The CDC, which updated its guidelines on Tuesday, said people who are moderately and severely immunocompromised may need the extra shot.

Moderate and severely immunocompromised individuals aged ≥18 years who completed a primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series and received an additional dose of mRNA vaccine able to receive a single COVID-19 booster dose (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen) at least 6 months after completing their third mRNA vaccine dose, ”the National Board of Health wrote on its website.

“In such situations, people who are moderately and severely immunocompromised may receive a total of four COVID-19 vaccine doses,” the CDC continued.

The CDC classifies the third vaccine shot for immunocompromised individuals as an “extra dose” at the same volume given in the first two shots. The fourth dose is considered a “booster” for these individuals and is administered with a volume of only half given in the first three doses.

For those who have received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, The CDC says the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after their first series:

The CDC now says booster shots are recommended for those who also received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. In this case, the recommendation is for all 18 years and older who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

You can find a COVID vaccine near you by visiting vaccines.gov.

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