Columbiana County Health District Scheduling 3rd Doses for Immunocompromised

LISBON, Ohio — The Columbiana County Health District is now taking third-dose appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible immunocompromised individuals.

Eligible recipients must be at least 18 years old, have completed their primary Moderna series and meet the eligibility requirements defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include individuals:

  • Undergoing active treatment for cancer (solid tumor and hematologic malignancies).
  • Who have received a solid-organ transplant and are taking immunosuppressive therapy.
  • Who have received a CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within two years of transplant or taking immunosuppression therapy).
  • With moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g. DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • With advanced or untreated HIV infection.
  • Undergoing active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e. ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent daily), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

The third dose of COVID-19 vaccine should be given at least 28 days after the completions of the primary mRNA vaccination series, according to the health district. Individuals should speak with their health care provider to determine their degree of immune system compromise and the appropriate timing of their vaccination, the district stated in a release.

To schedule a third dose of Moderna with the Columbiana County Health District, call 330 424 0272 ext. 114. The district also encourages anyone who hasn’t received their COVID-19 vaccinations to do so.

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