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IRMC to Administer Additional (3rd) Immunization of the COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

Thursday, August 19, 2021

At this time, additional (3rd) immunization of the COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine is only recommended for certain Immunocompromised individuals.

For those Immunocompromised individuals seeking a 3rd immunization:

While a Physician Note is NOT required, because the Physician – Patient relationship is critical, IRMC is requesting that patients review with their Provider whether they should receive an additional COVID-19 immunization.

Currently, the CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. 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

Individuals should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

J&J Vaccine recipients: The CDC states that there currently isn’t enough evidence to provide guidance for those who got the J&J vaccine as to whether a Booster is needed.

To find a location to receive 3rd dose, please select one of the links below.