Immunocompromised may need a 4th COVID-19 vaccine booster, CDC says – National |

Anyone with moderate or severe pre-existing conditions or illnesses may require a fourth booster shot to keep them adequately protected from COVID-19, updated guidelines from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say.

The guidelines — made public on Monday — said that a fourth dose could be administered with any vaccine that had been approved for use, including Janssen’s one-shot dose and mixed-dose regimens.

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“After completion of an mRNA primary series and an additional mRNA vaccine dose, moderately and severely immunocompromised people are eligible for a booster dose,” the updated guidelines read.

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Anyone eligible for the booster should wait at least six months between their third and fourth shot, the CDC said.

Global News reached out to Health Canada for comment on a possible fourth dose for Canadians, but did not hear back at the time of publication.

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