The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a third dose of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.
Patients who are eligible have completed a two-dose series of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine 28 days or more prior to the additional dose AND are considered moderately to severely immunocompromised. This includes 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 two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
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 may suppress your immune response
The La Porte County Health Department is still operating a COVID-19 vaccine clinic located in La Porte at 1007 Lincolnway (lobby of the old LaPorte Hospital). Clinic hours are Monday and Wednesday 8am-6pm and Saturday 8am-12pm. No appointment is necessary. To find other vaccination sites visit www.coronovirus.in.gov or www.ourshotlpc.com.