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Should I get a booster shot?

Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People:

CDC recommends people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial primary series.

You may be eligible if:
  • You’ve been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood.
  • You’ve received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
  • You’ve received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
  • You have a diagnosis of moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • You have an advanced or untreated HIV infection.
  • You are receiving active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

This additional dose intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series is different from a booster dose, given to people when the immune response to a primary vaccine series is likely to have waned over time. CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

For the General Public: 

Eligibility and new data are coming out rapidly from the CDC and FDA on who is eligible and when they should get a booster dose. Therefore, it is recommended that people refer to the link below on the most updated information or talk their healthcare provider on whether a booster dose is appropriate for them.

Source: CDC Booster

Where can I get a booster shot?

Arizona follows a state-directed local allocator model in which vaccine allocation decisions are ultimately made at the county level. Counties have the flexibility to change policy and procedure for their own county. Pharmacies and some doctor’s offices will also have the booster shot. Please contact them directly or call the COVID-19/Vaccine Scheduling Hotline at 844-542-8201.