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Third Dose Primary Series and Booster for Select Immunocompromised Individuals

Posted On: Monday, January 17, 2022

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is announcing the new provincial eligibility for a third dose series and fourth dose boosters for some individuals with select conditions.  

Third Dose Primary Series and Booster for Select Immunocompromised Individuals

In order to meet this eligibility, individuals must provide their prescription, prescription vial or a referral from a health care professional at the time of their appointment. The prescription or prescription bottle must match a medication within the list linked below.  Only those with this information will be able to receive his or her vaccine.

For a detailed list of those eligible, please review the list provided here:

Some individuals who are immunocompromised can get:

  • a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine eight weeks after their second dose as part of an extended primary series
  • a fourth dose (booster) three months (84 days) after completion of the three-dose primary series

Contact your health care provider to see if you are eligible.

You might be eligible if you are:

  • a transplant recipient (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
  • receiving stable, active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for a malignant hematologic disorder or solid tumor
  • in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell
  • an individual with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (for example, DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive or are taking specific immunosuppressant medications (PDF)
  • receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis)

 

Locally, appointments for a fourth dose (booster) can be booked:

 

Eligible individuals will need to provide their prescription, prescription vial or a referral from a health care professional at the time of their appointment.

For More Information:

Dr. Ian Arra, MD MSc FRCPC ACPM ABPM

Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer

To arrange to speak with Dr. Arra, please contact: communications@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 3940

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