Vaccines for Immunocompromised Individuals

If you have a weakened immune system, you are at increased risk of severe illness or even death from COVID-19. Individuals moderately or severely immunocompromised may need extra protection to effectively fight against the coronavirus. JCDHE recommends speaking with your doctor about COVID-19 and your medical condition.

Vaccines are available to immunocompromised individuals ages five and older through JCDHE at its walk-in vaccination clinics in Olathe and Mission. No appointment is necessary.

Walk-in immunization clinic wait times vary. If you have private insurance or Medicaid, you may call the phone number located on the back of your insurance card for in-network providers.

Note: If the estimated wait time exceeds our hours of operation, we may find it necessary to suspend our services. You can try again when the queue opens later in the day or on the next available business day.

COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised individuals are also available at physicians’ offices, clinics and pharmacies. Find a vaccine near you using Vaccine Finder or Vacunas (Spanish). You can also text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489).

Health Partnership Clinic in Olathe offers the COVID-19 primary series and booster doses for adults and children.

Am I immunocompromised?

You are considered moderately or severely immunocompromised if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Active treatment for a solid tumor or 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 (e.g. DiGeorge, Wiskott-Aldrich syndromes)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., at least 20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, TNF blockers and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory

Your immune response to COVID-19 vaccine may not be as strong as in people who are not immunocompromised. You are protected best when you stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines as recommended by the CDC.