The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jon Ebelt
MT DPHHS Public Information Officer 

Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended & Available for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals


August 25, 2021

Montana health care providers can now offer third doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals following new recently announced federal recommendations.

“This is great news because we know the impact COVID-19 has with high-risk groups,” DPHHS Director Adam Meier said. “The updated recommendations will ensure those most vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 can get as much protection as possible.”

Meier said while authorized vaccines have proven to be more than 90% effective in protecting against most variants, emerging data suggest...

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