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Third Dose For Immune-Compromised Individuals Available at GCPH

In Local News on August 31, 2021 at 8:45 am


XENIA, OH – Greene County Public Health (GCPH) is providing the 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine only
to those individuals who are immune-compromised who have had either Pfizer or Moderna. At this time, it is
not recommended for an additional dose for those who received the J&J vaccine.


To be considered for the third dose, an individual must meet one of the following criteria:


• Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (20 milligrams or more of prednisone daily or an
equivalent) including:


o alkylating agents
o antimetabolites
o cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive
o transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs
o tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers
o other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory


• Advanced or untreated HIV infection
• Moderate or severe immunodeficiency such as DiGeorge or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
• Received a CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant and are within two years of transplant or
taking immunosuppression therapy
• Received a solid-organ transplant and are presently taking immunosuppressive therapy
• Undergoing cancer treatment – solid tumors and hematologic malignancies

GCPH holds a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday of each week from 2:00 – 3:30pm at its main office
located at 360 Wilson Drive in Xenia. You can visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov to schedule a time,
or simply stop by our clinic on any Thursday during the above hours. Be sure to bring your COVID-19
vaccination card with you to your appointment.


For more information about Greene County Public Health, please call 937-374-5600 or visit the website at
www.gcph.info.