COVID-19 Boosters vs. Third Dose: What’s the Difference?

The language surrounding additional COVID-19 vaccine doses is important. While a booster dose and a third dose sound similar, and are sometimes being used interchangeably, they actually refer to two very different things. 

In this episode, we’re talking with Amy Fabian, clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at Baptist Health Louisville. Amy explains the difference between a booster dose and a third dose, and answers common questions about the most recent recommendations and guidance.

The best thing you can do to protect yourself and others is to get fully vaccinated for COVID-19. To receive either your initial vaccination series, a third shot if you are immunocompromised and meet the medical criteria, or if you meet the eligibility requirements to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 booster,  go to ScheduleYourVaccine.com to register to make an appointment.  

Several pharmacies in the community are also offering vaccinations. Check availability at vaccine.ky.gov for Kentucky or website.

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