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Third time's the charm!
Sarah Hyland is now three-times inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine after getting her booster shot on Wednesday.
Hyland is part of a portion of Americans who are now eligible for a third vaccine dose as an immunocompromised person. The actress has a chronic kidney condition called kidney dysplasia that makes her more susceptible to severe COVID-19 illness, and has required two kidney transplants.
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The Wedding Year star got her first vaccine dose back in March — on St. Patrick's Day — and celebrated with an Instagram post and photos of her band-aid.
"The luck of the Irish prevailed and HALLELUJAH! I AM FINALLY VACCINATED!!!!!" she wrote. "As a person with comorbidities and on immunosuppressants for life, I am so grateful to receive this vaccine."
Hyland said at the time that she'll continue to stick to safe COVID-19 health practices but will start to go out in public more often.
"I am still remaining safe and following CDC guidelines but once I receive my second dose? I will feel safe enough to go out every once in a while... GROCERY STORE HERE I COME!" she said. "Thank you to the amazing Drs, nurses and volunteers working every day to help save people's lives."
Back at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Hyland talked about how her health history puts her at a higher risk of severe COVID-19.
"I am obviously immunocompromised with my transplant history and am on immunosuppressants, so everything in this house is sanitized," she said in a podcast interview, before joking, "I just took a shot of hand sanitizer, so we're good."
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Hyland explained that her immune system can't fight any illnesses at the same level as a fully healthy person.
"Say someone gets a 24-hour bug, I get it for a week or more. For me, it's really dangerous," she said. "My panic level is pretty high, but I also have a lot of health issues that are very susceptible to stress, so I'm trying to remain calm."
Along with taking extra precautions for her health, Hyland has had to repeatedly push back her wedding to fiancé Wells Adams due to the pandemic. They had planned to wed in Aug. 2020, but moved it to 2021, and then 2022.
"We were supposed to get married obviously last year, that didn't happen. We were supposed to get married this year, that didn't happen," Adams, 37, told PEOPLE at the Bachelor in Paradise premiere event last month. "So now we are hoping next year, or we're gonna go to Vegas, or the courthouse, I don't know — well, we're not going to do those last two things, but I don't know. 2022 has got to be our year, right?!"