Boosters Available for Immuno Compromised Individuals

–Area residents with a compromised immune system are now eligible to receive a booster for the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to a release from Kossuth Regional Health Center, individuals interested in receiving the booster dose should call Community Health at 515-295-4450 before coming to a walk-in clinic.

While booster’s are not recommended for fully vaccinated people with healthy immune systems, the Centers for Disease Control Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended that vaccinated individuals with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive the booster.

The CDC recommends a booster dose only for people who have:

–Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood

–Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.

–Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years

–Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome)

–Advanced or untreated HIV infection

–Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that suppress immune response.

If you are looking for a 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine, you can attend a walk-in vaccine clinic Monday or Thursday between 8AM-4PM at Community Health. If you have questions, call 515-295-4450 or go online to www.krhc.com.