COMMONWEALTH Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Officer Esther L. Muna on Tuesday said Covid-19 booster shots are available to eligible individuals with chronic issues.
She said they can go to the multi-purpose center in Susupe to obtain booster shots.
She noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose of the vaccine.
This includes people who have been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood; those who have received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system; or those who have received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
It also includes people who have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency, such as DiGeorge syndrome or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, advanced or untreated HIV infection, or active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.
As of Tuesday, 80.3% of the eligible CNMI population, or 34,057 individuals, had been fully vaccinated.
To date, the CNMI has reported 256 confirmed positive Covid-19 cases, two deaths, and five hospitalizations since March 28, 2020.
Currently, there is no active hospitalization of Covid-19 patients.
View the new CHCC Covid-19 dashboard at https://chcc.datadriven.health/covid19