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Mayo Clinic will offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters under new CDC recommendations starting Tuesday

The new recommendations were announced by the CDC on Friday, Feb. 11.
The new recommendations were announced by the CDC on Friday, Feb. 11.(WIS)
Published: Feb. 14, 2022 at 3:09 PM CST
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (WEAU) - Moderately or severely immunocompromised people will be able to receive booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine sooner at Mayo Clinic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued recommendations to shorten the time between the third and fourth booster doses of mRNA-based vaccines to three months, down from the previous recommendation of five months, on Friday, Feb. 11.

The new guidance also clarifies the timeline for those who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to receive booster doses. Those people should receive their additional doses 28 days after receiving their first Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and a third dose is then recommended at least two months following the additional dose. The CDC also said that there is no need to delay vaccination for 90 days if a person received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma.

Mayo Clinic said they will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine with the new guidelines beginning Tuesday, Feb. 15. For more information on the new CDC guidelines, you can visit the CDC website.

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