COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Information

Brown Medicine follows RI Dept. of Health (RIDOH) and CDC guidance for booster shots. Only moderately to severely immunocompromised persons who have already received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than 28 days ago are eligible and no doctor’s order or note is required. Immunocompromised people are/have: Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies; Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy; Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within two years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy); Moderate or severe immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome); Advanced or untreated HIV infection; Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., 20mg or more of prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

Third doses are available at the Sockanosset Crossroads Vaccination Site in Cranston and at hospital vaccination sites. To schedule an appointment for Sockanosset Crossroads, visit vaccinateri.org or call 844-930-1779. RIDOH expects third doses to be available at retail pharmacies.

Rhode Island will use a self-attestation model for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. They will not be required to provide documentation of their health status.

(This information is current as of 8/14/21 and is subject to change/update.)

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