COVID-19 Vaccine Information

CDC Recommends Pfizer Vaccine Booster for Everyone 12 Years and Older

Updated Jan. 10, 2022

The CDC announced Jan. 6 new recommendations regarding Pfizer vaccine boosters:

  • Everyone 12 years and older should get a Pfizer vaccine booster at least 5 months after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination series.
    • Individuals ages 12-17 may only get a Pfizer vaccine booster.
    • Individuals who are at least 18 years of age may get either a Pfizer or Moderna booster at least 5 months after completing the primary Pfizer or Moderna vaccination series, or at least 2 months after receiving the J&J vaccine.
  • Individuals who are at least 5 years of age and who have moderately to severely weakened immune systems should get an additional dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 28 days after completing the initial Pfizer vaccination series.

Pfizer vaccine boosters are available to Clallam County residents at OMC’s Front Street Clinic (901 E. Front Street) in Port Angeles. Call (360) 565-0999 to make an appointment.

Children’s Pfizer Vaccine Now Available

Children ages 5 to 11 can now get the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine at the OMC Front Street Clinic

Children are now eligible to receive a 10 microgram dose of the Pfizer vaccine. This is 1/3 the dose given to individuals 12 and over, and is given in two doses, spaced three weeks apart. Children 5-11 are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose. Currently the Pfizer vaccine is the only authorized vaccine for children of this age group.

Appointments available at the OMC Front Street Clinic

The Pfizer vaccine is currently available at the OMC Front Street Clinic (901 E. Front Street) in Port Angeles. Call (360) 565-0999 to make an appointment.

The CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine

Widespread vaccination for COVID-19 is a critical tool to protect everyone, especially those at highest risk, from severe illness and death. Additionally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are fully vaccinated can safely resume many activities that they did prior to the pandemic. MORE

COVID-19 Vaccine Readily Available in Clallam County

Updated Dec. 13, 2021

The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are all available in Clallam County.

The Pfizer vaccine is specifically available at OMC for all members of the community. The vaccine is available at the OMC Front Street Clinic (901 E. Front Street) in Port Angeles. Call (360) 565-0999 to make an appointment. MORE

Consent forms can be completed prior to, or at the time of, the appointment. Please note a parent or legal guardian of a minor (up to 17 years of age) must complete and sign a consent form.

Who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine?

Updated Nov. 5, 2021

Pfizer

  • Clallam County residents at least 5 years of age

Moderna

  • Clallam County residents at least 18 years of age

Johnson & Johnson

  • Clallam County residents at least 18 years of age

Expanded Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots – All Adults, 18 and Up!

Updated November 23, 2021

To improve immunity and provide critical protection going into the holidays, a booster shot is the way to go if you’re over 18 and completed your original vaccination series more than six months ago. Booster shots are now approved for all adults.

For the nearly 15 million people who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those 18 and older who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

There are now booster recommendations for all three COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose.

Third Dose Recommendations for Immunocompromised Individuals

Updated September 30, 2021

On Sept. 2, the CDC recommended a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for “people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems.” A third dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines is recommended for individuals with compromised immune systems because they are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and may not build the same level of immunity as people who are not immunocompromised.

A third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines is recommended for immunocompromised people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Individuals should talk to their primary care provider about whether getting a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines is appropriate for them.

Vaccines at Olympic Medical Center

Updated January 3, 2022

Olympic Medical Center offers the Pfizer vaccine to all members of the community on a walk-in basis at the OMC Front Street Clinic in Port Angeles.

LOCATION

OMC Front Street Clinic
901 E. Front Street
Port Angeles, WA, 98362

VACCINE SCHEDULE

  • Call (360) 565-0999 to make an appointment.
  • Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any individual 5 years of age or older.
    • A parent or legal guardian of a minor (12-17 years of age) must complete and sign a consent form.

COST

  • The vaccine is at no cost to the patient; insurance, if applicable, will be billed if available.

Consent forms can be completed prior to, or at the time of, the appointment. Please note, a parent or legal guardian of a minor (5-17 years of age) must complete and sign a consent form.

After vaccination, patients can expect to wait in the lobby for 15-to-30 minutes, based on their health conditions, to observe for rare but potential reactions.

Why I Got Vaccinated

The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services shared in the video below the perspective of several community leaders – including OMC’s own Jeana Hutton, an RN in the ICU/Telemetry Department – on why they decided to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Where can I find more information?

Please be patient as this is all very new and information is subject to change. Please contact us if you have further concerns or questions, and in the meantime, please continue to wear your mask, social distance and wash your hands.

Masks Required at All OMC Facilities

Even if you’ve been fully vaccinated, the CDC recommends that you continue to wear a mask indoors in public settings “if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.”

Masks are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, when present at any Olympic Medical Center facility.

Washington State Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control