Third Dose Of Vaccine for Immunocompromised Announced

Wed Oct. 20th 2021

The Ministry of Health is approving and recommending a third dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for people who are immunocompromised.

The Ministry of Health is approving and recommending a third dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for people who are immunocompromised. The ministry‚Äôs technical advisory group has recommended that people whose immune system is reduced or suppressed, for reasons including medical conditions and medication, receive a third dose of the usually two-dose Pfizer vaccine.https://www.stuff.co.nz/nation... 

This is not up and running yet but is likely to be very similar to the ATAGI guidelines https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/10/atagi-recommendations-on-the-use-of-a-third-primary-dose-of-covid-19-vaccine-in-individuals-who-are-severely-immunocompromised_1.pdf and will probably be at least 8 weeks after the second dose. 

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Details of how to book for this additional dose will be  advised as soon as this is operational,

The following ASCIA FAQ documents have been updated to include the ATAGI recommendations: