Your COVID-19 questions

Editor’s note: These questions were submitted to an email address that has been retired.

Thank you for continuing to send us your questions about vaccinations, testing, WashU Med COVID-19 policies and other ways the school is responding to the pandemic. Please keep in mind that we might not be able to answer all questions submitted. You must continue to call the COVID-19 Exposure/Illness Hotline at 314-362-5056 to report a positive test and get advice directly from Occupational Health. For questions about your personal medical situation, please consult your physician.

Is a fourth shot recommended for people who are immunocompromised?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should receive a total of four doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The four doses are made up of a primary series of three doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, plus one booster of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (fourth dose).

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised include those who have been receiving active cancer treatment or are taking medication to suppress the immune system. Please visit the CDC website for more information on this topic.

Is it possible to enroll in the COVID-19 omicron booster trialthat was mentioned in last week’s newsletter?

Yes, the trial is enrolling research participants. To learn more about the trial and eligibility requirements, please email or call 314-454-0058.

Visit the WashU Med coronavirus website for the latest policy information.

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