Third vaccine doses available for immunocompromised
Last Saturday, County officials announced that a third dose of COVID-19 vaccination available for people who have a compromised immune system. Eligible individuals are encouraged to contact their primary healthcare provider for consideration of the additional dose. Appointments can also be scheduled now through the County’s website www.sccFreeVax.org, which also includes information about numerous drop-in vaccination sites throughout the county, including local pharmacies.
The CDC estimates that about 2.7% of the population of the United States is immunocompromised, including organ transplant recipients, people undergoing cancer treatment, and those with other immunodeficiencies. This population is more likely to become infected with COVID-19, even after vaccination, compared with similarly vaccinated but otherwise healthy individuals. They are also more likely to become severely ill due to COVID-19.