UPDATED CDC GUIDELINES FOR ADDITIONAL COVID VACCINES
Effective Friday August 13, 2021 the CDC has approved Additional COVID vaccine doses for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. They are able to get a one-time additional dose of vaccine of the same type (Pfizer or Moderna) at least 28 days after their last dose of the regular series.
Those listed below fall into the category for additional doses.
Active treatment for solid tumor or hematologic malignancies
Those who have received a solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
Those who have had stem cell transplant within two years
Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (eg: DiGeorge Syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
Advanced or untreated HIV infection
Active treatment with High Dose Corticosteroids (ie: > or = to 20mg of prednisone per day) or transplant related drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents or tumor-necrosis (TNF blockers) and other biologics that are immunosuppressives.
If you fall into one of the above categories please contact our office if you received the Moderna Vaccine here and we will assist you. If you got the Pfizer vaccine please contact the site where you got it.
Please note currently there are no guidelines or authorizations for BOOSTER VACCINES.
Please stay tuned to our website for updated information on Booster Vaccines for certain groups of patients as they are released.
Updated: August 18, 2021
Newton Family Physicians Current Mask Policy 09/01/2021
We will not be completing Accommodation Request Forms for Mask Exemptions except in very
rare circumstances for patients with severe disabilities as outlined by the CDC and only after
consultation with your primary care provider. There are very few medical contraindications for
wearing a mask.
Please reference the CDC guidance here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html