August 25, 2021 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is following recommendations for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine (booster shots) for immunosuppressed individuals.
The CDC and FDA are not recommending booster shots for the general public at this time. NH+C will follow guidance from CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) as it evolves.
NH+C is now providing a third dose of vaccine for individuals with specific medical conditions defined by CDC and FDA:
- Organ transplant
- Bone marrow or stem cell transplant
- Immunodeficiency (moderate-severe)
- Undergoing chemotherapy
- Advanced HIV
- Active treatment with high-dose immunosuppressant (such as prednisone)
Current NH+C patients with these conditions can call to discuss scheduling a third dose: 507-646-8019
It’s important to get unvaccinated people protected against COVID-19. Vaccination is FREE. Schedule your appointment: 507-646-8019
Vaccine is widely available in the community, including pharmacies . . . convenient, with no appointment at many locations. Find yours: vaccineconnector.mn.gov
Fully vaccinated people should keep up precautions to protect against the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19: Wear a mask, keep distance, avoid large gatherings, isolate if you’re sick, get tested if you have symptoms.