Additional COVID-19 vaccine dose available for immunocompromised Princeton residents who are homebound

An additional mRNA Pfizer or Moderna vaccine dose is available for homebound Princeton residents who are immunocompromised.

The Princeton Health Department is providing in-home vaccine booster shots to immunocompromised residents who have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for at least 28 days.

People who qualify include:

  • Residents receiving active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Residents who are the receipients of a solid organ transplant who are taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receiptents of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplants (within two years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Residents who have a moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency such as DiGeorge syndrome or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
  • Residents who have an advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • And residents who are receiving high-dose corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

Homebound residents who are unable to leave their homes due to illness, injury, or other related mobility issues should contact the health department to see if they are eligible for a third shot at to be received at home by emailing Julie Venema at jvenema@princetonnj.gov.

The general public will be able to receive a booster shot in late September. We will post more information about booster shots as it becomes available.