Gundersen offers third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for high-risk individuals
Gundersen Health System is offering third doses of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised people age 12 and older.
Those eligible can self-identify as being immunocompromised and must meet one of these requirements for the third dose:
- Receiving cancer treatment for tumors or blood cancer
- 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 or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
Eligible people will receive a third dose from the same manufacturer as their initial doses. Gundersen will not offer additional doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
How to get a third dose if you're eligible
Anyone age 12 and older, patients or non-patients, can get the free, safe third dose of COVID-19 at Gundersen.
Adult Gundersen patients can walk-in, schedule their appointment through MyChart, or call the scheduling line at (608) 775-6829. Adult non-patients can walk-in or call the scheduling line at (608) 775-6829, option 2, for a vaccine appointment.
Patients under age 18 need parent or guardian consent in person or by calling the Gundersen scheduling line at (608) 775-6829.
Important note: The CDC recommends a third dose Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible Americans starting this fall, pending further review by the Food and Drug Administration and the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Gundersen is forming a plan, based on this preliminary guidance, and will share more information when final recommendations are available.