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COVID-19 Vaccine Third Doses vs. Boosters


Nathan Everson, PharmD, answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine third dose for immunocompromised patients and talks about the difference between the three-dose series and a booster.

Many members of the public who were vaccinated earlier this year are asking if it is time for their booster shot. The answer is soon, but not quite yet.

The government and public health officials have announced that boosters should be available later this fall for all Americans who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. They are still reviewing data to determine if those who received the J&J/Janssen vaccine will need a booster.

While boosters are not available yet, the CDC has recommended third doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for some immunocompromised individuals. Check out the video above for an update on these new recommendations.