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Fourth Vaccination

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Nurse_BCN
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Re: Fourth Vaccination

Hi Woodsbonsai

Thanks for posting asking about a fourth dose of the covid vaccine.

Although Jaybro says that the recommendations have changed, it is not yet known whether those who are classed as extremely clinically vulnerable and have been offered a third dose will be offered. a booster (fourth vaccine) at a later date. If a booster is recommended for this group, anyone who is eligible would be notified by their treatment team or GP.

You mention that you have had two full doses and a booster, as Pollyann mentions, it may be helpful to find out from your GP if you had a third dose or a booster dose.

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Pollyann
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Re: Fourth Vaccination

Hope you get some answers! 😊

Jaybro
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Re: Fourth Vaccination

Hi

Just adding that recommendation has now changed and you’re entitled to your booster (4th jab) 3 months after your 3rd primary vaccination. The government website will allow you to book online after 2 months but the appointment will be for 4 weeks ahead ie 3 months xx

 

Woodsbonsai
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Re: Fourth Vaccination

thanks Pollyann, I’ll give me GP a call tomorrow and see what they say.  They don’t make it easy do they? 

Pollyann
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Re: Fourth Vaccination

Hello Woodsbonsai

I’m new to posting on this forum but thought I’d reply as I spent a lot of time trying to find answers from medical professionals around covid jabs myself.  

From what I have found out, if you are classified as immunosuppressed around the time of your first and second doses of the vaccine, then you are entitled to a third dose and then a further booster 3-6 months later. So, 4 jabs in total. If you’ve had an astrazeneca or Pfizer booster and I think for Moderna too) the dose of vaccine is exactly the same as the first/second jabs, it’s just that they call it a third primary dose if your immune system is suppressed. 

Your GP needs to make sure that the third dose you have is on your records as a third primary jab rather than a booster. That means that they will know to contact you when it’s time for your 4th jab/booster.  

Hope that makes sense! Just to caveat that this is the info I got and I would expect it to be right, but who knows?!?   When I first rang my doctor’s surgery and oncology unit they had no knowledge of this at all, and it wasn’t until several phone calls with the local health federation that I managed to get some answers! 

 

Woodsbonsai
Member

Fourth Vaccination

I've recently seen some press information about people with suppressed immune systems having a 4th dose of vaccine i.e. 3 full doses and one booster.  I have secondary breast cancer and I'm on Palbociclib and classed as clinically extremely vulnerable.  So far I've had two full doses and one booster.  Do you know if I should be getting another dose?  It's all very confusing and worrying.   Thank you.