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Washington Department of Health recommends third COVID vaccine dose for severely weakened immune systems

By PTI

WASHINGTON: The Washington Department of Health has recommended a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people with severely weakened immune systems.

The recommendation comes as the delta variant surges in the country on Saturday.

The US Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that immunocompromised Americans may receive an additional dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for better protection.

The FDA’s announcement applies to the approximately 3% of American adults who are particularly vulnerable due to organ transplants, certain cancers, or other disorders.

Several other countries, including France and Israel, have similar recommendations.

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