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Third COVID-19 Dose for Immunocompromised

Aug 16, 2021

Third COVID-19 Dose Recommended for Immunocompromised Individuals

The New York State Department of Health has authorized a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for New Yorkers with compromised immune systems, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation last week. Eligible New Yorkers can receive their third dose 28 days after the completion of their two-dose vaccine series, effective immediately.

The CDC is currently recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose, including people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood;
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medications 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, cancer chemotherapy that causes severe immunosuppression, or other medications that may suppress your immune response.

At this time, CDC does NOT recommend additional doses or booster shots for people who aren’t immunocompromised.

Patients  should contact their healthcare provider about whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them at this time. For more information, please call Cornerstone Family Healthcare at 845-563-8000.

Updated August 16, 2021 

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