Certain immunocompromised people will be able to get a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine beginning later this week.
The New York Times reported that the new recommendations come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which were updated last week.
“The C.D.C. endorsed a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for moderately or severely immunocompromised people on Aug. 13, but said this would be considered a part of the primary immunization, not a booster shot,” the outlet reported. “In October, the agency said those immunocompromised people could receive a booster shot — a fourth dose of vaccine, six months after their third dose. These guidelines were consistent with its recommendation for other adults.”
The CDC last week shortened the suggested time between the third and fourth