Additional Doses for Immunocompromised
Those who are eligible to receive an additional dose are:
- Individuals 5 years of age and older who received the Pfizer vaccine or 18 years of age and older who received the Moderna vaccine with moderately to severely compromised immune systems. This includes people who have:
- 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
An additional dose can be administered at least 28 days after second doses have been received. People should talk to their health care provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
At this time, there is no recommendation for additional doses for people who received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine.
More information is available on the CDC website.