Third-dose COVID vaccine clinics coming

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Posted 9/8/21

Jefferson County will hold two drive-through vaccination clinics for immunocompromised individuals who want a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

The clinics are planned for the next two …

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Third-dose COVID vaccine clinics coming

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Jefferson County will hold two drive-through vaccination clinics for immunocompromised individuals who want a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

The clinics are planned for the next two Saturdays.

The first is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 11, at Chimacum School, 91 West Valley Road, Chimacum. 

Make an appointment at https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov//appointment/en/reg/5912608539 or call 360-344-9791. People should enter the clinic off West Valley Road from Highway 19. 

The second clinic is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 18 at Blue Heron Middle School, 3939 San Juan Ave., Port Townsend. 

Make an appointment at https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov//appointment/en/reg/1625998580 or call 360-344-9791.

The clinics are being organized by Jefferson County Public Health and the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management. Those wishing to get a third dose must make a reservation and provide proof of vaccination. Forms of proof include a vaccination card or a copy of a vaccination record from Washington State Department of Health, which can be retrieved at no cost by logging in to https://wa.myir.net/register. 

Third doses are for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. A person may qualify if they:

Are 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 two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system;

Have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome);

Have an advanced or untreated HIV infection; or

Are in active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress an immune response.

Third doses for immunocompromised people are now also available at area pharmacies and through healthcare providers.

To learn more, visit https://jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/1529/COVID-19-Vaccine.

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