“I had no antibodies whatsoever. That was shocking and scary and sucky for sure,” Linder told CNN. “I almost feel just as unsafe or if not potentially a little bit more unsafe now than at the beginning of the pandemic, just for the fact that I could get it at this point in time.”
A new study published by the CDC last week suggests people with compromised immune systems may need to receive three doses of a coronavirus vaccine and a booster shot to get as much protection afforded by two doses to those who are not immunocompromised. The effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against Covid-19 hospitalization was 77% among immunocompromised adults versus 90% among immunocompetent adults.
For transplant recipients like Linder and some other members of the immunocompromised community, the research showed that vaccine effectiveness was lower than that.”I am fully vaccinated with the booster, (so) I’ve been going out more and talking to more people than I think I have in my entire life,” Hodge said. She said she received a booster in August and would consider a fourth dose if needed.
Being vaccinated and boosted has also given Hodge the confidence to feel safe going to craft and vendor shows to further the candy business she started during the pandemic.
“I’m not as anxious, and I don’t feel impending doom anymore,” she said. “Even if I get sick with the vaccine, my chances of dying are not as high without the vaccine.”Under California law, minors need permission from their parents to receive a vaccine.
CVS told Fox Business it is “aware of the incident” and its staff has spoken with Arroyo.
“As part of the online registration process, patients are asked to attest that all information provided during appointment set up is truthful and accurate,” the company said in a statement. “This includes acknowledgment that parental consent is needed if the patient is a minor. We’re committed to complying with all vaccination regulations.”
On Monday, the Biden administration kicked off “a nationwide effort” to encourage schools, parents, and guardians to vaccinate children against COVID-19, saying “vaccination is the best tool we have” to ensure that students are safe, and that schools remain open for in-person learning.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report. Officials say that the law is meant to help revive a city that has been under varied levels of restriction for more than a year and a half, and that requiring almost everyone who enters an indoor public space to be vaccinated will help prevent a surge in cases as winter approaches.
“Our businesses can’t afford another shutdown,” Nury Martinez, the president of the Los Angeles City Council, said in a statement. “The goal of this mandate is to limit the transmission of the virus and save lives.”