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Immuno-Compromised Patients

NorthShore currently has very limited COVID therapeutic or prophylaxis treatments. Given the very small allocation we’ve been provided, we are currently distributing these to the highest category of risk patients under careful stewardship. Please contact your physician if you feel your medical condition warrants access to these treatments. If you are relying on 3rd party resources or websites for the availability of these treatments, please be aware that those sources may be inaccurate.

The CDC has expanded recommendations for additional COVID-19 doses for moderate to severe immunocompromised kids aged 5-11, and also updated guidance for other immunocompromised cohorts (see table below).

If you are immunocompromised and require an additional COVID-19 based on this guidance, please contact your doctor to schedule.

Eligible For IF YOU RECEIVED
Pfizer-BioNTech
IF YOU RECEIVED
Moderna
IF YOU RECEIVED
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen
Additional Primary Shot

People age 5+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Given 28 days after 2nd shot

People age 18+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Given 28 days after 2nd shot

No additional primary shot is recommended at this time
Booster Shot
  • Teens ages 12–17 should only get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot
  • People age 18+ should get a booster shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations

Given at least 3 months after 3rd dose.

People age 18+ should get a booster shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations

Given at least 3 months after 3rd dose.

People age 18+ should get a booster shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations

Given 2 months after 1st shot

Learn more about the CDC’s guidance for the immunocompromised.