COVID-19 Vaccine, Testing & Booster

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COVID Vaccine headlines

Additional shot for immunocompromised patients

The CDC recommends an additional COVID-19 dose for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and at risk of serious or life-threatening COVID-19 illness. Those with weakened immune systems, as noted below, and fully vaccinated may benefit from an additional vaccine dose to prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death due to the Delta variant.

Regardless of vaccination, we recommend avoiding crowds and indoor gatherings and following current preventive measures (wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart from others you do not live with) due to the recent surge.

Consult your health care provider on whether an additional shot is appropriate for you if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Receiving active cancer treatment
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • 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

PacMed is not yet offering additional COVID-19 vaccine doses, but we are working to implement them as soon as possible.

CDC also recently announced booster doses for the general public coming in the fall. We are following CDC guidance closely and will update as we learn more.

 

PacMed offers COVID vaccines for community members during clinic hours

PacMed has COVID-19 vaccines available for both patients and non-patients through our regular clinic hours throughout the week.

To schedule your COVID vaccine, call us at 1.888.472.2633.

PacMed is offering the Moderna Vaccine at this time, which is approved only for those over age 18. Please plan to wait 15-30 minutes after your vaccination so we can observe you for symptoms.

 

Lost your vaccine card?

You can get official, verified proof of your COVID-19 vaccination online, for free.  The MyIR website is an official state pathway to access proof of vaccination in Washington state.

To get your copy, visit MyIRMobile to sign up for free.  If you already have a MyIR account set up, you’re all set!

*Please keep in mind that verification to your records through MyIR may not be immediate, and access is currently limited to English language only. For language assistance, or additional help getting your records, please call 833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357) or contact by email at waiisrecords@doh.wa.gov.

 

 

Who can get a vaccine?

Great news! According to Washington State Department of Health (DOH) guidance, everyone age 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Please note, the Moderna Vaccine offered by PacMed is only authorized for adults age 18 and older.

Youth ages 12-17 can also now receive the Pfizer Vaccine, according to FDA authorization. PacMed is not offering this vaccine, but you can find a location that does.

For full details, read the “Summary Guidance” on the State DOH website.

 

 

How to get your vaccine

Thank you for considering PacMed for your COVID-19 vaccine.

It is important to us that you get a COVID-19 vaccine, no matter where you choose to get it.

 

PACMED VACCINATION CLINICS

PacMed has COVID-19 vaccines available for community members, both patients and non-patients, through select clinic hours and locations.

To schedule your COVID vaccine, call us at 1.888.472.2633.

PacMed is offering the Moderna Vaccine at this time, which is approved only for those over age 18. Please plan to wait 15-30 minutes after your vaccine so we can observe you for symptoms.

You do not need to have health insurance to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, however we will collect insurance information if you have it. Patients will not receive any bills for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

For youth ages 12-17 interested in receiving the Pfizer Vaccine, PacMed will not be administering this vaccine because we do not have the advanced refrigeration required to store it. However, you can enter your zip code here to find a Pfizer Vaccine appointment near you.

 

Vaccinate WAOTHER SITES

 

  • By phone. Reach the State COVID-19 call center by dialing 1.800.525.0127, then press # (due to high call volumes, please be patient and expect long wait times).

 

  • Schedule. Depending on your vaccine location, you may need to take extra steps to confirm your appointment. You may receive an email confirmation or a reference number. You should print out proof of your appointment and bring this to your vaccine visit.

 

  • Keep track. Your vaccine site may require you to create a login when you schedule your visit. If so, record the website and login information so it is easy to schedule your second dose, if needed.

 

  • Accessibility may vary by location. If you need wheelchair access, seating or other support, please visit your vaccination site’s webpage to learn what accommodations they may have available.

 

  • Be patient. The websites, phone lines and sites supporting the vaccination effort may become overloaded at times. If you encounter difficulty, please try again later. Our partners are regularly improving their systems, and additional appointment times will open up at each location as more vaccine supply becomes available.

 

Remember to schedule your follow-up dose if needed, and follow any other instructions you may be given during the vaccination process.

 

 

Vaccine Information

CDCThe FDA has granted emergency use authorization to administer a number of COVID-19 vaccines in adults. Studies show the vaccine is safe and effective: There were no major adverse events or safety concerns in clinical trials. This is great news.

We encourage everyone to get vaccinated when they become eligible, because it is a key step in saving lives and ending the pandemic.

You may feel hesitant about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. This is normal and understandable, both because of times that vaccines were misused on people of color in the past, or because of misinformation you may have received. It is good to want to protect yourself. We encourage you to learn as much as you can about the COVID-19 vaccine from reliable sources so you can feel confident in your decision.

We recognize this is a personal decision and that you may have questions about the vaccine. You can learn more from the educational resources below. You can also ask a doctor you trust if you have questions about your personal situation.

 

 

COVID-19 Testing

Now that public testing sites are fully functioning, our early-response Drive-Thru clinics have closed and we have diverted these resources to other pressing needs.


If you have symptoms or would like to be tested

  1. Go public. Public testing sites are now the best option. They have more availability, earlier appointment times, and lower potential cost to you:
  2. If you want to see the doctor first.
      • Call us to schedule a virtual visit.
      • The doctor may still recommend you visit a public testing site (above).Getting your results will be different at each location. Ask your testing center where you test. If you require follow-up care, we may request that you share the test results with us.If you test negative but still have symptoms, call us to schedule a virtual visit.
        If you test positive, please call us for care coordination so we can triage your needs.