I am immunocompromised. Can I get an extra dose of a COVID-19 vaccine?

If you received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and your immune system is moderately to severely immunocompromised, you may seek a third dose at UHS or through another vaccinator, such as a pharmacy or health care provider.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this includes people who have:

  • 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 2 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

To schedule a third dose, make an appointment via MyUHS (app or online) or search https://www.vaccines.gov/. You should talk to your health care provider (students may consult UHS) about your medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for you.

At this time, there is no recommendation for an additional dose for those who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. We will continue to monitor public health guidance and keep you informed.