Third Doses for Immunosuppressed

Appointments must be made for first, second, additional or booster COVID-19 vaccines. JCDHE is not able to accommodate walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Third Doses for Moderately or Severely Immunosuppressed

Those age 5 and older who are eligible must have one or more of the following conditions, treatments or diagnosis and have previously received two doses of an mRNA vaccine:

  • 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 2 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., > 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

People who are eligible for the additional dose will be asked to sign this form before receiving the vaccine. The form will be available on-site or you can print and sign it before arriving at the clinic. The third dose should be given at least 28 days after completion of the two-dose series. These additional doses are NOT approved for individuals who received the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. If you have additional questions, please call 913-715-2819, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

How Do I Get My Third Dose If I’m Immunocompromised?

Is JCDHE my only option for getting a third dose?

Third-dose vaccines are also available at physicians’ offices and pharmacies.

Do I need to make an appointment to get a third dose from JCDHE?

An appointment is required to get a COVID-19 vaccine at JCDHE’s clinics in Mission. Schedule an appointment in Mission or call 913-715-2819, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

How do I know if I am immunocompromised enough to get an additional vaccine?

We recommend residents speak with their doctors about whether this third dose is right for you. You can also see if you qualify under CDC criteria.

Does my third dose need to be made by the same manufacturer as my first and second doses?

Your third dose should be the same brand of vaccine (either Pfizer or Moderna) as you received for your first and second dose.

Why is JCDHE giving third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine?

As of Aug. 13, 2021, the federal Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations for Pfizer and Moderna to include a third-dose for moderately to severely immunocompromised people, including those receiving cancer treatment. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Aug. 13, 2021 also announced Kansas providers could now administer this additional dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine have not been authorized.

Are additional COVID-19 vaccines available in Johnson County for those who are immunocompromised?

Beginning Aug. 17, 2021, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment began administering third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at its vaccination clinics to individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.