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Wed Aug 18, 2021, 11:59 AM

Vaccine question about booster shots:

Will immunocompromised need a fourth vaccine if vaccine efficacy diminishes beyond 8 months and a booster shot is recommended?

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Reply Vaccine question about booster shots: (Original post)
Mme. Defarge Aug 2021 OP
Goonch Aug 2021 #1
hlthe2b Aug 2021 #2
Mme. Defarge Aug 2021 #3
pinkstarburst Aug 2021 #4
Mme. Defarge Aug 2021 #5

Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 12:03 PM

1. One shot at a time ;-{)

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 12:12 PM

2. Unclear... They will undoubtedly monitor both neutralizing antibody development post 3rd dose

and of course infection/hospitalization rates among the overall group of immunodeficient receiving a third dose--as well as the subgroups.

Given the third dose is being administered beginning NOW--odds are that there will not be a recommendation (within the coming months when the general public receives the third dose) for a "4th" dose for this group.

Get your third dose now, if you qualify and keep masking. Upgrade your masks if possible.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 12:14 PM

3. Merci!

Should get a supply of N95ís today.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 12:31 PM

4. Not a doctor...

But we've never successfully had a vaccine for this type of virus before (they're really tricky) and even for things like flu, your protection only lasts 6 months at maybe 40%. So I personally was never expecting the one set of shots to last 10 years or 20 years. I was expecting that as long as covid is a problem, I was going to need to keep getting boosters every year, or maybe more often.

We are super fortunate to HAVE a vaccine that works, and blessed that scientists figured out how to make it and that we are in a rich country where it is available.

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Response to pinkstarburst (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 12:45 PM

5. Indeed!

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