The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s advisory panel voted unanimously Friday to advocate a further dose of Pfizer or Moderna for immunocompromised individuals. (This advice applies solely to individuals who already had an preliminary collection of mRNA — it doesn’t apply to individuals who acquired J&J.)
Immunocompromised individuals won’t want a physician’s be aware, prescription or proof of their situation to get their third dose, CDC officers stated at Friday’s assembly.
“This can be a self-attesting. We don’t anticipate — we’re not recommending that both prescriptions or a doctor log out, or be essential for people to obtain a further dose of mRNA in the event that they’re immunocompromised,” stated Dr. Kathleen Dooling, Medical Officer for the Division of Viral Illnesses, the Nationwide Heart for Immunization and Respiratory Illnesses, and the CDC.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky signed off on the advice afterward Friday.
-ABC Information’ Cheyenne Haslett, Sasha Pezenik