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Third-dose booster vaccinations for immunocompromised patients available beginning Monday, Aug. 23

Patient receiving COVID-19 vaccine.
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Beginning Monday, Aug. 23, UK HealthCare will open registration for appointments for third-dose booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for solid-organ transplant recipients and other immunocompromised individuals, in accordance with guidance from the FDA and the CDC. Wait time for vaccination appointments is minimal, and administration of these vaccinations is expected to begin the same day.

ONLY IMMUNOCOMPROMISED INDIVIDUALS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIRD-DOSE BOOSTER VACCINATIONS AT THIS TIME. 

Immunocompromised individuals who have previously received two doses of either the Pfizer or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to request a third dose. People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them. Additional information about who should receive a third-dose booster vaccination is available on the CDC website

Those who are eligible should wait at least 28 days after your second vaccination before receiving the third. As long as supply allows it, you should receive the same vaccine for your third dose as your previous doses. For instance, if you previously completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, you should also receive the Pfizer vaccine for your third dose. If there is a supply disruption and the only mRNA vaccine available is the one you did not complete the 2-dose series on, then you will be allowed to receive this alternative formulation for your third dose. 

Registration will open Monday, Aug. 23. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR VACCINATION PRIOR TO MONDAY, AUG. 23, IF YOU ARE SEEKING A THIRD DOSE.

You must bring your CDC vaccination card or other proof of vaccination to your appointment. If you do not have a copy of your CDC vaccination card, a record of your vaccination can be requested from the Kentucky Immunization Registry. The immunization team providing vaccinations will not be issuing replacement vaccine cards. 

For more information, please visit ukvaccine.org

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