Pop-up vaccine clinic for immunocompromised coming to Brewster


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The Putnam County Department of Health will hold a Moderna-only COVID-19 vaccination clinic for moderately to severely immunocompromised people on Wednesday, September 1. 

Immunocompromised individuals may not build as strong an immune response as those who are not immunocompromised. Recommendations from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health now advise immunocompromised people who have received two doses of a COVID mRNA vaccine to get this additional dose, at least 28 days after their second dose. 

The CDC defines immunocompromised as 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 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

Those who are eligible and wish to get this third dose are also encouraged to contact their primary care physician to discuss their individual situation. 

Only individuals who have already received two doses of the Moderna vaccine are eligible for the clinic. Registration and proof of vaccination is required. The clinic will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1 at the Putnam County Department of Health, 1 Geneva Road, Brewster. 

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