Immunocompromised people are 485 times more likely to end up in the hospital or die from Covid-19.
In news that will likely surprise very few Legal Insurrection readers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested that some people need a fourth vaccine shot.
According to the CDC’s website, people whose immune system is compromised and have already gotten a booster shot may need a fourth dose six months later.
Medical conditions and treatments can make it harder for immunocompromised people to build immunity.
The recommendation to get the fourth shot appears to be six months after receiving the first booster shot.
The agency wrote that people who are over 18 years old who already received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received an additional mRNA vaccine dose may receive a single COVID-19 booster dose – Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson – at least six months following their third mRNA vaccine dose.
“In such situations, people who are moderately and severely immunocompromised may receive a total of four COVID-19 vaccine doses,” the CDC wrote.
Those who have received two doses of an mRNA vaccine and are moderately or severely immunocompromised, with more than 28 days having passed since the second dose, should receive an additional mRNA dose immediately followed around six months later by a single COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.
Interestingly, being immunocompromised is a significant factor in serious COVID infections (emphasis mine).
A study from Johns Hopkins University this summer showed that vaccinated immunocompromised people were 485 times more likely to end up in the hospital or die from Covid-19 compared to most vaccinated people. In small studies, the CDC said, fully vaccinated immunocompromised people accounted for about 44% of the breakthrough cases that required hospitalization. People who are immunocompromised are also more likely to transmit the virus to people who had close contact with them.
The US Food and Drug Administration has also authorized booster shots of all three available vaccines for certain people and that would include the immune compromised, the CDC says.
Research showed that a booster dose enhanced the antibody response to the vaccine in certain immunocompromised people.
Any bets as to when the push for the “patriotic duty” to get booster shots will begin, even though the most seriously impacted people infected with COVID are the elderly or those who are obese or have dangerous preexisting conditions?
I sense a great deal of skepticism about COVID vaccine recommendations based on this news.
Here comes the 4th shot.
As usual, it will follow the three-stage booster plan:
1. Offered to immunocompromised
2. Offered to general population
3. Mandated for general population
It will never end… ♻️
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) October 27, 2021
How many shots before it actually works?
— burner (@backupburnee) October 27, 2021
Inch……meet mile🤦🏽♀️. They’ve barely started giving out the boosters.https://t.co/L2vGnBunCg
— Trudy Seivwright MD (@SeivwrightTrudy) October 27, 2021
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