Additional Dose of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Not Yet Available at FCPH

(Fargo, ND) -- At this time, Fargo Cass Public Health is unable to offer the additional COVID-19 vaccine dose at their walk-in clinics or by appointment.

FCPH continues to focus COVID-19 response efforts on providing first and second vaccine doses, conducting testing and screening five days a week and communicating updated COVID-19 information.

On Friday, August 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommended administration of an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems after an initial two-dose vaccine series. Included in CDC’s recommendation are people with conditions, such as recipients of organ or stem cell transplants, people with advanced or untreated HIV infection, active recipients of treatment for cancer, people who are taking some medications that weaken the immune system, and others.

The additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine should be the same vaccine as the initial series and administered at least four weeks after completing a primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series.  CDC does not recommend additional doses for any other population at this time, including those who received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.