COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Booster for Immunocompromised Individuals
The CDC now recommends that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after their initial 2 doses. The additional dose should be received at least 28 days following the second dose of initial Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine series.
Additional doses are recommended for patients 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
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Booster for Individuals 65 and up or with an underlying medical condition or occupation that puts them at higher risk for COVID-19
The CDC now recommends that people 65 and up or that have an underlying medical condition or occupation that puts them at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 receive a booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. This booster dose should be received at least 6 months following the second dose of initial Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine or 2 months following the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
You may schedule your COVID-19 vaccine booster online here, by logging in to MyChart, or by calling 888−693−6437. We will ask that you attest to one of these criteria when scheduling your appointment through MyDMGHealth or over the phone.
Our vaccine booster doses will be administered at the following locations. You will receive a booster of the same vaccine as your initial series:
- 801 Ogden Avenue, Lisle – Pfizer
- 430 Pennsylvania Avenue, Glen Ellyn – Moderna
- 17495 South LaGrange Road, Tinley Park — Moderna