EMH to offer additional COVID-19 vaccination dose for immunocompromised individuals

EMH

News release

Ephraim McDowell Health will offer (walk-in and scheduled) additional COVID-19 vaccination dose (Moderna) for immunocompromised individuals beginning Thursday, Aug. 19.  COVID-19 vaccination series (Moderna) for non-immunocompromised individuals who are not fully vaccinated will also be available.

Immunocompromised individuals include people with different health conditions that can weaken the immune system including:

• Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies

• Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy

• Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within two years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)

• Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (for example, DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)

• Advanced or untreated HIV infection

• Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (for example, ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory

The schedule for the remainder of August is as follows:

Boyle County Extension Office — 99 Corporate Drive off Lebanon Road in Danville

• Tuesday, Aug. 17 – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• Thursday, Aug. 19 – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Friday, Aug. 20 – 7:30 a.m. to noon

• Saturday, Aug. 21 – 7:30 a.m. to noon

• Tuesday, Aug. 24 – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Thursday, Aug. 26 – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• Friday, Aug. 27 – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Saturday, Aug. 28 – 7:30 a.m. to noon

• Tuesday, Aug. 31 – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Scheduled appointments are also available and can be made by filling out the online request form at www.emhealth.org (click on the “For More Information” button) or by calling (859) 936-8350 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you need transportation to our vaccine clinic, please call Blue Grass Community Action Partnership at (800) 456-6571. This applies only to residents in Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, Mercer and Washington counties. Parking at the Boyle County Extension Office is available behind the building.