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FDA & CDC Authorize Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine for Select Individuals

 

 

For eligible individuals, please either walk in to any Rite Aid or schedule an appointment today.  

 

 


 

 

On 8/13/21, the FDA and CDC authorized the administration of an additional dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for a select group of moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals. Specifically, authorized individuals include the following:

 

  • Had a solid organ transplant or recent hematopoietic malignancies

  • Active or recent treatment for solid tumor hematologic malignancies (cancer)

  • Severe primary immunodeficiency

  • Advanced or untreated HIV

  • Active treatment with high dose corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, TNF blockers, and other biologic agents

  • Asplenia and chronic renal disease can be considered if condition is severe

 

Customers must have received either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This update does not apply to those who received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

The additional dose should be administered at least 28 days after the 2nd dose was administered, and should be matched to the original brand of their first and second doses (i.e. for those who received Pfizer, their additional dose should also be Pfizer). If the original vaccine brand is unknown then either Moderna or Pfizer can be administered. 

 

This update does not apply to any individuals who do not meet the above criteria. 

 

For eligible individuals, please either walk in to any Rite Aid or schedule an appointment today.