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3rd COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals

Last updated: August 30, 2021

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The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is providing immunocompromised individuals with the third dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines at area clinics. Both Moderna and Pfizer are available at all third dose clinics.Sign up at aacounty.org/covidvax/third-dose/index.html, or call 410-222-7256 for assistance.

Currently, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

  • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
  • Read CDC Recommendations.

County residents who are interested in the third dose of Pfizer or Moderna should discuss its benefits with their health care providers.

THE MOST IMPORTANT FIRST STEP IS TO TALK TO YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER ABOUT YOUR CONDITION AND DISCUSS WHETHER AN ADDITIONAL DOSE IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOU AT THIS TIME.  

Resources:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Additional Vaccine Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals

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