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COVID Booster Shots Could Start This Week in MoCo

Health officials in Montgomery County, Md., announced they could start administering a third dose of coronavirus vaccine to some residents starting this week or early next week.

County officials said Wednesday they are in the planning phase for providing booster shots for vaccinated residents this fall, WTOP reported.

James Bridgers, the county’s deputy health officer, said his department has sent a plan to County Executive Marc Elrich for the doses to the immunocompromised residents.

Bridgers said people should talk to their health care provider if they think they fall into the immunocompromised category.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week approved third doses of the two-shot Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for immunocompromised people, including those who are being actively treated for tumors, recipients of organ transplants and stem cell transplants, people with severe primary immunodeficiency, people with untreated HIV and people on high on doses of corticosteroids, WTOP reported.

The county plans to start sending out emails to residents who have registered as having underlying conditions. Bridgers said about 2.7% of county residents, or about 27,000 people, meet the CDC definition of immunocompromised.

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