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Requested action: Reinforce COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for your immunosuppressed patients.
What is the current recommendation? Moderately-to-severely immunocompromised people greater than 5 years of age are eligible for :
See the Washington State Department of Health’s (WA DOH’s) notice for additional information.
Background We have heard of moderately-to-severely immunosuppressed patients reporting that they were rejected for a booster/4th COVID-19 vaccine dose when presenting to a vaccine providers for that purpose. This may be because the provider does not know the recommendations, or it could be that their facility or system is delayed in implementation of this at the patient interface even though they do know the correct recommendation.
WA DOH is working to ensure that vaccine providers understand this and do not reject these eligible patients’ request for a 4th dose.