As the battle against COVID-19 and the subsequent variants continues, we encourage you to protect yourself and your community. This can include washing your hands frequently, wearing a mask, social distancing, building your immune system, and/or getting vaccinated.
In terms of vaccinations, the CDC approved the administration of a third dose to immunocompromised individuals in August. This is NOT a booster dose. This third dose is recommended for patients that received the vaccine series but, because of an immunocompromising condition, likely did not have a good response and needs a third dose for optimal immunity.
An immunocompromised individual is someone that is being treated for solid or blood tumors, had an organ transplant, had a stem cell transplant, HIV, moderate-severe immunodeficiency syndromes, treatment with high dose steroids, biologics, TNF agents, chemotherapy, etc. Immunocompromised patients should receive the same vaccine that they had for their first two doses at least 28 days after their second dose.
At this time, booster doses have not officially been recommended. Please check our website regularly for details on how we will be handling booster doses if and when they become recommended. We are currently offering COVID vaccinations on a walk-in basis. Pfizer is available Monday through Saturday, and Moderna is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
With the impending flu season approaching, you should know that you can receive a flu shot at the same time you receive your first, second, or third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are interested in building your immune system through supplementation, Dr. Wayne Myers recommends the following one-two punch for immune health:
Nordic Immune Daily Defense: 3 soft gels each morning ($1.17/day)
Healthy Living Solutions’ Immune System Support: 2 capsules each evening (82¢/day)
These two products combined will provide you with elderberry extract, vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, and many more vitamins and minerals to support a healthy immune system.
As always, feel free to stop by or give us a call if you have any questions or concerns.
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