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  • Updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate some immunocompromised people might be eligible for a fourth COVID-19 booster shot.
  • The fourth booster shot would come six months after the third.
  • The CDC just authorized a third COVID-19 shot in August for health care providers, nursing home residents, senior citizens and certain immunocompromised people.

Updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate some immunocompromised people might be eligible for a fourth COVID-19 booster shot after six months.

“People who are moderately and severely immunocompromised may receive a total of four COVID-19 vaccine doses,” the updated guidance reads.


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The CDC just authorized a third COVID-19 shot in August for health care providers, nursing home residents, senior citizens and certain immunocompromised people. The fourth booster shot would come six months after the third dose.

According to the CDC, 57.5 percent of the U.S. population are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.


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Published on Oct 27, 2021