Who needs 3 shots of COVID vaccine
 

 

  • People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and may not build the same level of immunity to 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised.

  • CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.

  • This additional dose is intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series

  • This includes people who:​

 

  • Are receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the bloodReceived 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

  • Have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)

  • Have advanced or untreated HIV infection

  • Are receiving active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

updated 10/24/21