Walgreens, CVS to offer booster shots for immunocompromised people

ORLANDO, Fla. — Walgreens and CVS both announced that they will offer additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for moderate to severely immunocompromised people.

The move coincides with the CDC recommendation that people that previously completed the series of vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna get an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson patients are not eligible for an additional dose at this time.

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The CDC says that people wanting to get a booster shot need to get the same vaccine as previous doses, be ages 12 and older for Pfizer-BioNTech and 18 or older for the Moderna shot.

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To be eligible for a booster shot, people must meet one of the following conditions:

  • 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 two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.

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Both CVS and Walgreens recommend eligible patients make appointments to get their third shot.

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More information on the Walgreens shots can be found here.

More information on the CVS shots can found here.


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Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.