Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

People with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders eligible for COVID boosters

I was intending to get a COVID booster anyway, because eligibility is approved under an honor system, but now I’m eligible because they added mood disorders as a criteria. Apparently this includes depression and schizophrenia spectrum illnesses, and I assume bipolar disorder is included but I don’t see it mentioned. Nice that they got ahead of this this time; it wasn’t an explicit priority when they first started rolling vaccines out. I was prepared to argue my case or get my psychiatrist to write a note, but the initial roll-out was faster than expected and I ended up not needing one.

I’m going to try for a Moderna booster, as I had Pfizer the first go around and studies seem to indicate it may have an edge over Pfizer alone.

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