Immunocompromised individuals can now receive an additional dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This additional dose is intended to improve their response to the initial vaccine series, since these individuals may not build the same level of immunity as those who are not immunocompromised.
“Immunocompromised individuals” includes people with medical conditions or people receiving treatments that are associated with moderate to severe immune compromise such as:
- Active or recent treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
- Receipt of solid-organ or recent hematopoietic stem cell transplants
- Severe primary immunodeficiency
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, tumor necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory
- Chronic medical conditions such as asplenia and chronic renal disease may be associated with varying degrees of immune deficit
If you are eligible for this additional dose, CCCHC will notify you by phone or letter.
“There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone’s business.” -Vikram Patel
Tammie Alexander, I.M.P.A.C.T. Program Coordinator at Coal Country Community Health Center discusses the importance of mental health and the benefits of the I.M.P.A.C.T. Program at CCCHC.
Did you know it's important to bring our kids to the clinic when they are well, too? During the months of August and September, Coal Country Community Health Center will be giving children ages 3-6 a gift when seen for a well-child check. Call to schedule at any of our locations today!
Coal Country Community Health Center was recently selected as a recipient of a special Community Builder grant from the Offutt Family Foundation and R.D. Offutt Company. The Community Builder program is a unique initiative designed to support charitable organizations and nonprofits that RDO team members are passionate about and serve the greater good in their communities. This year’s program focused on supporting youth mental health nonprofits.