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August 20, 2021

County Offering Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines to Immunocompromised Individuals

Third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines will be available to residents who have weakened immune systems starting Friday, August 20th at the Sports and Learning Complex (8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785). Visit mypgc.us/COVIDvaccine to get clinic schedules and information about other vaccine clinics across the County. Third doses for immunocompromised individuals are also available at local pharmacies, urgent care facilities, retail stores, and via other health care providers.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) amendment of the emergency use authorizations for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to allow individuals with moderately to severely compromised immune systems to receive a third vaccine dose. A full list of medical conditions and additional third-dose guidance can be found on the CDC’s website.

The County Health Department encourages residents to consult their doctor to determine if they need an additional dose. The County will not require proof or a doctor’s note from individuals to receive a third dose. Individuals will be asked to self-attest that they meet CDC eligibility recommendations.

Eligible individuals seeking third doses DO NOT have to receive them at the same clinic where they received their first and second doses.
The CDC has not recommended additional doses for any other populations at this time. The FDA has yet to authorize an additional dose for people who are immunocompromised and received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

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