Mayo Clinic will offer third COVID-19 dose to moderately, severely immunocompromised people

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(ABC 6 News) – Mayo Clinic said it will begin offering a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised who are 12 and older. Doses in several locations, including Rochester, are expected to be available as early as Tuesday.

"Immunosuppressed or immunocompromised refers to those who have medical conditions that compromise the immune system, such as advanced or untreated HIV, or patients who require treatment with immunosuppressant medications, such as chemotherapy. Immunosuppression lowers the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination."

Patients eligible for additional COVID-19 vaccine doses across Mayo have been identified and will be contacted through Patient Online Services, or by mail. They will be invited to schedule an appointment.

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