COVID-19 Digital Resource Center
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Maimonides Medical Center salutes our thousands of staff who have stepped up to receive COVID 19 vaccinations. We are committed to protecting our patients, loved ones, and community, and doing our part to end this pandemic.
Third Dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised Individuals
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised receive a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Maimonides Medical Center is offering the third dose of the Pfizer vaccine to eligible individuals.
Includes people who have:
- 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 a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- 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 your immune response
Age of individuals eligible for the third dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine
Pfizer vaccine – 12 years old and older
The third dose for mRNA vaccines only
Only eligible individuals (listed above) who have received 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines can receive a 3rd dose.
If the mRNA vaccine product given for the first two doses is not available or is unknown, either mRNA COVID-19 vaccine product may be administered.
There is not enough data at this time to determine whether immunocompromised people who received the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine also have an improved antibody response following an additional dose of the same vaccine.
When can an eligible individual receive the third dose?
CDC recommends the additional dose at least 28 days after the 2nd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
The Biden Administration is recommending a booster vaccine dose 8 months after the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) to begin the week of September 20, 2021. At this time, Maimonides is awaiting additional CDC and FDA guidance on booster doses. Please check back for updates.
You can read more about booster doses on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0818-covid-19-booster-shots.html.
Maimonides will provide 1st, 2nd and if eligible, 3rd dose COVID-19 vaccines on:
MMC Hall – 950 49th Street
- October 11 (8 am – 5:30 pm)
- October 12 (8 am – 5:30 pm)
- October 14 (8 am – 5:30 pm)
- October 15 (8 am – 5:30 pm)
- October 18 (7:30 am – 6 pm)
- October 21 (8 am – 5:30 pm)
COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling
The COVID-19 vaccine is currently available to all individuals 12 years of age or older who reside in the United States. To find a vaccination site in New York City, visit: https://vax4nyc.nyc.gov/patient/s/
Excelsior Pass App
For individuals who received their COVID-19 vaccine(s) at Maimonides Medical Center, information about the vaccinations was transmitted to the New York City Immunization Registry at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The New York State Excelsior Pass authenticates users by matching data entered against information in the individual’s immunization record.
If you are unable to retrieve your Excelsior Pass, please review the information in your immunization record, which you can access through this link: NYC Immunization Record. Oftentimes, the immunization record is missing a telephone number, which will cause a mismatch in data and prevent individuals from retrieving their pass.
If there is missing information about your COVID-19 vaccination, please email us at [email protected] with your name, date of birth, a photo of your vaccination card, and a cell or home telephone number. If you do not have your vaccination card, provide your vaccination dates when emailing. Please note that Maimonides is unable to issue replacement vaccination cards.
If your immunization record is correct and you are still unable to retrieve your Excelsior pass, please request a record review: Excelsior Pass Record Review Request.