The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems should receive an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine. An additional dose can help these people make sure they have enough protection against COVID-19
Additional doses or booster shots are NOT yet available for any other groups.
To dater, additional doses are only recommended for people who have received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
Who Should Get An Additional Vaccine Dose
- 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.