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Walgreens, CVS begin offering third COVID-19 vaccine to immunocompromised

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Posted at 7:35 PM, Aug 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-14 13:20:02-04

Walgreens announced it has started offering an additional dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals.

The announcement follows authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Walgreens says people who are “undergoing cancer treatment, stem cell or organ transplant recipients, people living with HIV or those who are receiving immunosuppressive treatments” are eligible to receive the third vaccine.

People are asked to bring their vaccine card to verify which vaccine they previously received.

The CDC recommends people wait at least 28 days after their second dose before getting the third vaccine.

On Saturday, CVS announced that they, too, have started offering a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to "select immunocompromised individuals."