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Immunosuppressed may need a fourth dose of the vaccine

2021-10-26T23:13:53.070Z

Immunosuppressed people may need a fourth dose of a covid-19 mRNA vaccine, according to the US CDC. Who will be able to get the booster shot in the US? 2:58 (CNN) - People with certain health conditions that cause them to be moderately or severely immunosuppressed may need a fourth dose of a covid-19 mRNA vaccine, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. United States (CDC). The CDC authorized a third dose for certain immunosuppressed people 18 years of age an



Who will be able to get the booster shot in the US?

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People with certain health conditions that cause them to be moderately or severely immunosuppressed may need a fourth dose of a covid-19 mRNA vaccine, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. United States (CDC).

The CDC authorized a third dose for certain immunosuppressed people 18 years of age and older in August.

Research showed that a booster dose improved the antibody response in some people under these conditions.

In October, the CDC approved the booster doses for a broader range of the population.

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For the immunosuppressed, the CDC says they could receive a booster dose - which would be a fourth injection - at least six months after they received the third dose of an mRNA vaccine.

People who are moderately or severely immunosuppressed include those on active treatment for leukemia or cancer tumors, certain organ and stem cell transplant recipients, people with advanced or untreated HIV, and those taking a high dose corticosteroids or other medicines that can suppress your immune system.

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Immunosuppressed individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine should get a booster at least two months after the initial vaccination.

People who choose Moderna's booster vaccine, even if they received a different vaccine as their first dose, should receive the half-dose authorized as a booster for Moderna's vaccine, the CDC said.

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Source: cnnespanol

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