Published on August 17, 2021

Ephraim McDowell Health to Offer Additional Covid-19 Vaccination Dose for Immunocompromised Individuals

Ephraim McDowell Health will offer (walk-in and scheduled) additional Covid-19 vaccination dose (Moderna) for immunocompromised individuals beginning Thursday, August 19.  Covid-19 vaccination series (Moderna) for non-immunocompromised individuals who are not fully vaccinated will also be available. 

Immunocompromised individuals include people with different health conditions that can weaken the immune system including:

  • Active treatment for solid tumor and 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 syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • 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, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory

The schedule for the remainder of August is as follows.

Boyle County Extension Office – 99 Corporate Drive off Lebanon Road in Danville

Tuesday, August 17 – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 19 – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, August 20 – 7:30 a.m. to noon

Saturday, August 21 – 7:30 a.m. to noon

Tuesday, August 24 – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, August 26 – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, August 27 – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, August 28 – 7:30 a.m. to noon

Tuesday, August 31 – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Scheduled appointments are also available and can be made by filling out the online request form at www.emhealth.org (click on the “For More Information” button) or by calling (859) 936-8350 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you need transportation to our vaccine clinic, please call Blue Grass Community Action Partnership at (800) 456-6571. This applies only to residents in Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, Mercer and Washington counties. Parking at the Boyle County Extension Office is available behind the building.