You could get in line for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Wednesday according to the Door County Public Health Department. Public Health Officer Sue Powers made the announcement during a Monday night Facebook Live session with Door County Medical Center after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the practice for the immunocompromised last week. It would be primarily for people receiving treatment for diseases like cancer or recovering from an organ transplant. Powers says there is an important reason for it.
The Delta variant has driven more people to get vaccinated in Door County with more doses administered in the last seven days than they had in the previous two weeks. If you qualify, you can contact the Door County Public Health Department to get your third shot. The Centers for Disease Control reported earlier this summer that the immunocompromised represent approximately 44 percent of the breakthrough cases in the United States. CNBC reports that Pfizer has submitted the early-stage clinical trial data needed to apply for a third booster shot for the general public. You can watch the full discussion below.