Additional Dose Information
Who can Receive Another Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine?
A Comparison of Third Dose vs. Booster Dose
|Information Category||Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine||Booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Proposed plan. Not approved by CDC or KDHE at this time.
|When does this start?||Sedgwick County is providing vaccine as of 8/18/21||In September. Proposed date is the week of September 20.
Sedgwick County providers must have CDC and KDHE approval before administering the booster dose.
|Who is this for?||People with certain conditions and treatments (examples below)||For the public|
|What other eligibility criteria?||Two doses of Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Moderna with the second dose at lease 28 days prior to the third dose||Two doses of Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Moderna with the second dose at lease 8 months prior to receiving the booster|
|Do people have to have proof of first and second doses before receiving another dose?||Yes||Yes|
|What vaccines are involved?||Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Moderna||Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Moderna|
|Are there other vaccines?||No||People who received Johnson and Johnson (J&J) may be eligible for a booster. Studies are ongoing.|
|Applicable news release||Sedgwick County press release||CDC press release|
|Has this been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?||Yes, 8/12/21||No|
|Has this been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?||Yes, 8/13/21||No|
|Has this been approved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)?||Yes, 8/13/21||No|
People who can receive the third dose have one or more of the following conditions or treatments:
- People who have cancer or are taking cancer treating drugs
- People who have had organ transplants who are taking immunosuppressive drugs
- People who have diseases of the immune system, most of these are genetic conditions
- People who are taking drugs to treat serious inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
- People who have advanced or untreated HIV
The conditions do not include those who are pregnant, residents of adult care homes, or those with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and COPD unless they have a condition or treatment listed above.