Richland Center, WI:  Certain immunocompromised people are recommended and eligible to get an additional dose of Pfizer (ages 12 and up) or Moderna (ages 18 and up) COVID-19 vaccine following a completed series.  This includes 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 two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
  • Moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.

Eligible individuals may receive an additional COVID vaccine dose of the Pfizer product at the FREE COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC being held in Richland County in the Auditorium Lobby of the Richland Center High School on Wednesday (8/25) from 8:30am-4:30pm.  Starting September 1st these Wednesday vaccination clinics will be moved to Richland County Health & Human Services, 221 W. Seminary Street, Richland Center.  APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME & WALK-INS ARE WELCOME!  To schedule an appointment, please call 608-647-8821.

The Department of Health Services (DHS) has advised that at this time, fully vaccinated people who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised do not need an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose. As more information on additional or booster doses for the general public becomes available, DHS will update the public.  It is important that until further guidance is released, those who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 infection have adequate opportunity to get access an additional dose.

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