Immunocompromised First Responder COVID-19 Vaccine 3rd Dose Registration
The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is pleased to offer private first-responder clinics for a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised individuals starting Monday, August 30, 2021. Online registration is now available via the links below.
CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. CDC does not recommend additional doses or booster shots for any other population currently. No booster or additional doses are currently recommended for those who have received the Janssen (J&J) vaccine.
People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are more at risk of serious, prolonged illness. Studies indicate some immunocompromised people don’t always build the same level of immunity after vaccination the way non-immunocompromised people do.
First responders (EMS, Law Enforcement, Fire, and Emergency Management) who meet one of the below conditions are welcome to schedule themselves for a 3rd dose of vaccine at a Montgomery County Department of Public Safety Clinic.
Moderate to severe immune compromise conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Active treatment (not history) for any cancer including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery within 2 years
- Receipt of solid-organ transplant and currently 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), transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory such as:
- Steroids – daily or regular doses of prednisone, prednisolone, or decadron (not single-injection) at a daily dose greater than or equal to 20 mg prednisone or equivalent per day.
- Alkylating agents and antimetabolites used for chemotherapy (examples include Cisplatin, Cyclophosphamide, 5-FU, and Methotrexate).
- TNF blockers such as adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel), infliximab (Remicade), golimumab (Simponi) most commonly used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis/Crohn’s disease, or ankylosing spondylitis.
- Transplant anti-rejection (immunosuppressant) medications such as tacrolimus (Prograf), cyclosporine (Neoral), Imuran (Azathioprine), Rapamune (Rapamycin), and Micophenolate (CellCept)
Those who fit the above criteria can make an appointment for any of the following Montgomery County Department of Public Safety run COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics to receive a third dose.
Individuals should bring their existing vaccination card and are required to sign a self-attestation form to confirm their eligibility for a third dose. Third doses must match the vaccine individuals received for their first and second dose (i.e., if your first two doses were Moderna vaccine, your third dose must be Moderna vaccine as well). Booster doses for those who do not meet one of the above criteria are not authorized at this time by PA DOH and FDA. DPS plans on offering booster dose clinics for first responders once authorized by FDA.
All clinics will be hosted at the Public Safety Training Campus (1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428) in a drive-through fashion in the back of the building.
If you would like to sign up for a 3rd dose as an individual that meets the above criteria, please sign up for a clinic using the link below.
|Monday||8/30/2021||9 AM - 11 AM||https://vaccinations.health.pa.gov/appointment/en/reg/0070621549|
|Tuesday||8/31/2021||4 PM - 6 PM||https://vaccinations.health.pa.gov/appointment/en/reg/6150800912|
|Wednesday||9/1/2021||9 AM - 11 AM||https://vaccinations.health.pa.gov/appointment/en/reg/0861005692|
|Thursday||9/9/2021||4 PM - 6 PM||https://vaccinations.health.pa.gov/appointment/en/reg/5205910068|
|Friday||9/10/2021||9 AM - 11 AM||https://vaccinations.health.pa.gov/appointment/en/reg/0510296069|
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