DHD#10 offering 3rd COVID-19 vaccine doses for some immunocompromised.

August 17, 2021

DHD#10 offering 3rd COVID-19 vaccine doses for some immunocompromised.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), voted Friday, Aug. 13, to endorse a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for select groups considered moderately or severely immunocompromised. 

As a result, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is now scheduling appointments for third doses of the Pfizer (12 +) and Moderna (18+) COVID-19 vaccine for those who are eligible. At this time, an additional dose of the Johnson & Johnson (Jansen) COVID-19 vaccination is not recommended until further guidance is issued from the FDA and CDC, states a DHD #10 press release. 

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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 two 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 

The third dose is recommended for the above list of vulnerable people at least 28 days after completing the initial two doses. Also, you should receive the same type of vaccine you received for your initial two doses  — so if you originally received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, you should receive a third dose of Pfizer.  

DHD#10 encourages all individuals to consult with their health care provider to ensure a third dose is recommended. Vaccination appointments can be made by visiting www.dhd10.org/schedule or calling 888-217-3904.

Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to the generous support of our advertisers and individuals who support our service. Click on the PayPal donation button located on the top right of our website.

This story is copyrighted © 2021, all rights reserved by Media Group 31, LLC, PO Box 21, Scottville, MI 49454. No portion of this story or images may be reproduced in any way, including print or broadcast, without expressed written consent.

As the services of Media Group 31, LLC are news services, the information posted within the sites are archivable for public record and historical posterity. For this reason it is the policy and practice of this company to not delete postings. It is the editor’s discretion to update or edit a story when/if new information becomes available. This may be done by editing the posted story or posting a new “follow-up” story. Media Group 31, LLC or any of its agents have the right to make any changes to this policy. Refer to Use Policy for more information.



Subscribe to OCP via email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 12,809 other subscribers