The Florida A&M University (FAMU) COVID-19 vaccination site offers a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for individuals who have compromised or suppressed immune systems at the 659 Ardelia Court location.
The additional dose does not apply to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Tanya Tatum, FAMU Student Health Services director, said the third dose will bring recipients’ immune systems up to par with those with healthy immune systems who are fully vaccinated. Those affected include cancer patients taking chemotherapy or anyone prescribed drugs that suppress their immune system.
“The third dose brings their immune response to the same level as everyone else,” Tatum said. “If you are immuno-compromised, come for a third dose of the vaccine.”
Individuals with compromised immune systems are not required to show proof or a doctor’s note. They are just required to fill out a form.
About 70 people per day have been visiting the site to get vaccinated. Since the site first opened in February, staff has administered more than 17,000 doses of vaccine.
The site is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Monday to Saturday.