Immunocompromised Individuals

Vaccine Guidance for People who are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised

To schedule a vaccination appointment at MCHD, please call 734-240-7830.

For more information, visit the CDC Website: COVID-19 Vaccines for People who are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised

Who Qualifies as Immunocompromised at This Time?

People are considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised (have a weakened immune system) due to several types of conditions and treatments. Examples include:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell therapy (a treatment to help your immune system attach to and kill cancer cells) or received a stem cell transplant (within the last 2 years)
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress their immune response

Vaccination Schedule

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and about their recommended COVID-19 vaccination schedule.

MDHHS COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule for Those Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised

Prevention Measures

Immunocompromised individuals should be counseled by their healthcare provider about the potential for a reduced immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine and the need to continue to follow current prevention measures such as:

  • Wearing a mask
  • Staying 6 feet apart from others they don't live with
  • Avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider