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Pharmacy Chains Kickstart 3rd COVID Vaccine Shot Appointments 

A minor group of U.S. can now get a third dose of COVID vaccine, and Appointments are being offered online for them to do that. FDA made an announcement last week saying the people with affected immunity can take an extra dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines to get improved protection from new variants of COVID-19.

The CDC said that the immunocompromised people who are already completely vaccinated still show more than 40% chances advance cases and might have to face severe and prolonged illness if they get infected with the virus. To all the severely or even moderately immunocompromised, a third shot of the vaccine is recommended. This even includes people dealing with cancer, those who are receiving immunosuppressive treatments, people living with HIV, stem cell or organ transplant recipients, or the ones going through cancer treatment.

Who doesn’t require the COVID-19 vaccine? 

The CDC said that around three percent of the American population comes under the immunocompromised category. NPR accounts that people who don’t fall under this category should get worried about being at higher risk and should consult a doctor in case of queries.

In the meantime, private medical facilities and county health offices across the country have been getting ready to provide booster vaccines. Major pharmacy firms, including CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, have started taking Appointments online. The director of the NIH says that America could make a decision in the next few weeks whether to provide COVID-19 booster shots to more people by this fall season.

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