**FILE** Courtesy of Arlington Virginia Public Library via Twitter
**FILE** Courtesy of Arlington Virginia Public Library via Twitter

Virginia’s Arlington County has begun distributing a third dose of the two-shot Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines at two county health department sites for certain immunocompromised people.
The Arlington Mill Community Center and Walter Reed Community Center took walk-ups and appointments Tuesday for people requesting the shot, WJLA-TV (Channel 7) reported.
“Already having the clinics set up was a huge first step in that direction, so it was a matter of working with the Virginia Department of Health and making sure everything was set before we officially launched it today,” said Arlington Public Health spokesman Ryan Hudson, WJLA reported.
Health experts say the two-shot vaccines likely don’t provide the same level of protection for immunocompromised people as others, particularly as the highly contagious delta variant of the virus continues spreading nationwide.

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