COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Last updated January 3, 2022
Since October 18th Nantucket Cottage Hospital has been offering booster shots of Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. Boosters are by appointment only and can be made online at https://covidvaccine.massgeneralbrigham.org/
Appointments are seen at the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on the second level of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, in the Watkins Conference Room.
Third-Dose For Immunocompromised Patients
Evidence continues to demonstrate that the COVID-19 vaccinations offered here on Nantucket (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson) are remarkably effective for reducing risk of serious illness caused by COVID-19. While effective, the immunocompromised population is still vulnerable to COVID-19 because of their high-risk status for serious, prolonged illness and weakened immune systems.
The CDC recommends people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should consider and consult with their healthcare provider on receiving a third-dose of their mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, in the month following the completion of the initial two-dose series.
It should be noted, that this CDC recommended third dose is not a booster dose, which is given to individuals when their immune response to the initial two-dose series has decreased. This third dose is a continuation of the two-dose series and is intended to help improve an immunocompromised individual’s response to their original two-dose series. The major difference between these two doses is the prescribed time between doses, the third-dose is recommended for about a month following the end of the two-dose series, whereas the booster is recommended at least 6-months following the end of the two-dose series.
Replacement Vaccination Cards: NCH provides replacement vaccination cards for individuals that received their COVID-19 vaccine through NCH or the VFW Clinic. Please call 508-825-1000 if you need a replacement.