Meijer offers COVID-19 booster shot to eligible visitors

WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) -Michiganders with compromised immune systems can now get their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Meijer.

The retailer announced Monday that the booster vaccine is now available at all of its pharmacies. Meijer says it will carry both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

Eligible patients include patients living with organ or stem cell transplants, cancer, primary immunodeficiency, some people with HIV and those receiving immunosuppressive medication.

Immunocompromised individuals can text “COVID” to 75049 to book an appointment with Meijer or go to any Meijer pharmacy for their third dose. All people seeking the booster must report their immunocompromised status in a screening questionnaire before being shot.

The move from Meijer comes four days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began recommends a booster vaccine for immunocompromised people, including transplant recipients, cancer patients, some people with HIV and those receiving immunosuppressive drugs.

The CDC recommends that eligible individuals receive a boost shot from the same manufacturer as their first two COVID-19 shots, if possible. So far, no decision has been made as to whether immunocompromised people who have previously received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should receive a booster shot.

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