Third Dose for Immunocompromised Individuals
On Aug. 13, 2021, the CDC published recommendations that people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial two doses. The CDC does not recommend additional doses or booster shots for any other population at this time, regardless of age or conditions other than those leading to an impaired immune system. About 2.7 percent of Americans have a condition or receive treatment that meets this definition. More details can be found here: COVID-19 Vaccines for Immunocompromised People.
Please note that the additional dose is different than the booster dose.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and additional dose, many of which are answered below. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.