“I feel much safer now,” Auckland woman Andrea Malcolm told the Herald as she received an approval letter to get her third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Malcolm, who had a heart transplant in 2015, takes drugs to suppress her immune system – which stop her body from rejecting her new heart, but also depress the Pfizer vaccine’s efficiency. Now that she has secured her third-jab approval, Malcolm says she feels safer about moving around Auckland. The Ministry of Health says immunosuppressed people who think they could qualify for the third dose should contact their GP or medical specialist for a prescription letter.
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