Posted 11/9/2021 3:20 PM (GMT -7)
I've asked my docs this question and just waiting on answers. It's even hard to articulate. I have UC and am on Inflectra and low-dose Imuran, so I'm taking two immunosuppressives. I've had two Moderna shots and mounted very good antibody response (I'm in a study so I see my levels once a month). They are waning, but I think that's expected with general population.
My question is whether I should be getting a BOOSTER or a THIRD DOSE. According to my hospital's guidelines: "As a reminder, a booster dose is for healthy patients, to enhance immunity and protect against new strains of the virus. A third dose for immunocompromised patients protects those who haven't had a full response to the first two doses of the vaccine."
So it appears I would fall into the BOOSTER camp b/c although I am immunocompromised, I still mounted a good response. Right? Then there's the issue of Moderna. Some friends were saying a BOOSTER is half the dose and a THIRD DOSE is full dose. It's really confusing. Is there any difference between booster and third dose or is it just the amount of time you have to wait after your second dose.
Any insight is helpful. Thanks!