COVID-19 vaccine updates

Sep 28, 2021

The CDC made two recent recommendations regarding a third dose of vaccine for immunocompromised people and a booster dose for certain groups of people who initially received the Pfizer vaccine.

  • A third dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) is recommended for moderately to severely immunocompromised people, at least 28 days following the second dose. The same brand of vaccine received initially should be used for a third dose.
  • A booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine is recommended for several groups of people at higher risk for COVID disease, at least six months following the second dose. This includes people over age 65, people with underlying health conditions. and people who work or live in high-risk settings. It is not recommeneded to mix brands of vaccine. For example, if you initially received Moderna vaccine, you should not get a booster dose of Pfizer vaccine even if you are in an eligible group.

More details are provided on our COVID-19 Info page. FCN does not offer additional doses of COVID vaccine, but it is widely available through local pharmacies or health departments. Use the Vaccine Locator to find a location near you.

If you have questions about whether additional vaccine is right for you, please schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider, either in person or via telemedicine.