Augusta Well being is trying into the provision of vaccine boosters for the immunocompromised

FISHERVILLE, Virginia (WHSV) – Last week the FDA recommended and then the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the CDC approved the recommendation that immunocompromised individuals receive a third dose of booster vaccination.

Augusta Health plans to begin offering third dose boosters for moderately and severely immunocompromised people by the end of this week, according to Lisa Schwenk, AH Director of Public Relations.

Currently, the CDC does not recommend a third dose or booster vaccination for other populations.

Augusta Health says that only Pfizer and Moderna vaccines (mRNA) are recommended for the booster. A booster from another manufacturer is not recommended for those who have received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Currently, Augusta Health is working with the CSHD to adapt the clinical processes and software of the vaccine clinics to accommodate the booster with the third dose.

This process will take a few days, but AH officials say registration and clinics should begin by the end of this week. Information on registering and receiving third-dose booster syringes will be distributed once the plans are completed.

Augusta Health officials value patience and understanding as systems are implemented to meet new CDC recommendations and requirements.

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