According to the Washington State Department of Health, Thursday, February 3, 2022:

 "A fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine can help some people with weakened immune systems be less likely to catch COVID-19 and get severely ill. Certain individuals who are immunocompromised may receive up to four doses of COVID-19 vaccine, which includes two primary doses of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), an additional primary dose, and a booster dose."

    ADVICE APPLIES TO PERSONS AS YOUNG AS FIVE YEARS OLD

According to the DOH and CDC:

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people ages 5 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot (third dose) of an mRNA vaccine 28 days after receiving their second dose."

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 NO mention was made in this latest release about the efficacy (effectiveness) of the current vaccines. Rather, this comment was included with the DOH information:

"COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, but some immunocompromised individuals don’t get strong enough immunity following their initial two-dose series,” said Dr. Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett, MD, MPH, Chief Science Officer. “Receiving an additional primary dose and a booster dose will help protect those who are more susceptible to the disease..."

The CDC and DOH consider the following people to be immuno-compromised, those with advanced or untreated HIV condition; Those with active blood cancer treatments; organ transplant persons taking immunity suppressants; stem-cell  transplant recipients, or those with existing immunodeficiency syndromes.

It is interesting that very little has been said by WA DOH officials about the effectiveness of the current vaccines against Delta and Omicron when numerous studies and reports indicate these mutations of COVID can often easily pass by the vaccine immunity.

Instead, officials continue to seemingly advocate a 'piling on' approach with booster after booster after booster.

 

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