What Doctors Wish Patients Knew About COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
Rambod A. Rouhbakhsh, MD, with Hattiesburg Clinic MediSync® Clinical Research, was featured in the American Medical Association’s ongoing series, “What Doctors Wish Patients Knew,” where he discussed the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster and explained the difference between a ‘third dose’ and a ‘booster’ shot.
“A third dose is not the same as a booster dose,” Rouhbakhsh explained. “There had been a group of individuals who had already been recommended to get a third dose. And it’s those people with immunocompromised states or those less likely to mount an adequate immune response.”
“We know the older you are, the less robust your immune response is, and you have to have more of the vaccine,” he added. “This is what we do with the flu shot, where people above the age of 65 get four times the potency that people under the age of 65 get.”
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