Page County Public Health will be holding a Covid vaccine clinic on Friday, September 24th, at the Public Health office in Clarinda from 10am-3pm. Appointments are strongly encouraged. You can call 712-850-1509 or 712-850-1212 to schedule an appointment.
We will also be offering Covid vaccines at the Shenandoah Fire Station on Saturday, September 25th, from 7am-10am, during their Fireman’s Fundraising Pancake Feed. This is a walk-in clinic!
Both of these clinics will be offering Moderna and J&J (limited supply of J&J) vaccines.
Please keep in mind, as of right now, the FDA and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have not approved the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Committee is scheduled to meet today, September 17, 2021 to advise FDA on whether to authorize a booster dose of Pfizer vaccine for some or all adults. ACIP is scheduled to meet September 22-23, 2021.
Currently, CDC is recommending moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional (third) dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Fully vaccinated people with healthy immune systems or with conditions other than listed below, DO NOT need another dose of COVID-19 vaccine at this time. The third dose recommendation only applies to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, and does not include Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
Moderately to severely immunocompromised people include:
● Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
● Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
● Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
● Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
● Advanced or untreated HIV infection
● Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), 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.
If you are unsure as to whether you qualify for the third dose or not, please reach out to your family doctor.
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