COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Latest Information and Updates:  CDC Department of Health  |  Coronavirus Response

Who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine?

Updated Sept. 30, 2021

Pfizer

  • Clallam County residents at least 12 years of age

Moderna

  • Clallam County residents at least 18 years of age

Johnson & Johnson

  • Clallam County residents at least 18 years of age

Pfizer Booster Recommendations for Certain Individuals

On Sept. 24, the Washington State Department of Health, following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, recommended boosters of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for certain individuals. At this time, there are not yet recommendations for individuals who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Only individuals who have previously received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine – and meet the criteria below – are eligible for a booster of the Pfizer vaccine.

Individuals Who Should Receive a Pfizer Booster

If you meet the following criteria and are a patient of Olympic Medical Physicians, you can call (360) 565-0999 to make an appointment for your booster of the Pfizer vaccine.

According to the DOH, at least six months after completing the Pfizer vaccine series (both doses), the following individuals should receive a booster of the Pfizer vaccine:

  • Individuals who are at least 65 years of age,
  • Individuals who are at least 18 years of age and living in a long-term care setting,
  • Individuals who are 50 – 64 years of age with an underlying medical condition or are at increased risk of social inequities.

Individuals Who May Receive a Pfizer Booster 

If you meet the following criteria and seeking a booster of the Pfizer vaccine from Olympic Medical Physicians (must be an OMP patient), please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider to determine your qualifying need.

The recommendation from the DOH states that the following individual may receive a booster of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months after completing the Pfizer vaccine series (both doses):

At this time, the CDC has outlined that individuals working in the following occupations are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission, and, therefore, qualify for a booster of the Pfizer vaccine:

  • First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police officers, congregate care staff),
  • Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers),
  • Food and agriculture workers,
  • Manufacturing workers,
  • Corrections workers,
  • U.S. Postal Service workers,
  • Public transit workers,
  • Grocery store workers.

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.

Where can I be vaccinated?

Updated August 26, 2021

Olympic Medical Physicians is offering the Pfizer vaccine to OMP patients by appointment at the OMP Primary Care clinic in Port Angeles.

To make an appointment, OMP patients can call (360) 565-0999.

SCHEDULE

  • Wednesdays, 8:00 AM – 5:15 PM

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any OMP patient 12 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 (12-17 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.

Olympic Medical Center completed its last of 12 community mass vaccination clinics on May 22. OMC supplied staffing and supply of the Pfizer vaccine in administering approximately 11,000 doses of the COVID vaccine to Clallam County residents, including OMC employees.

Updated October 4, 2021

Clallam County Pfizer Vaccine Booster Clinics

Clallam County Emergency Management and the Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services are planning Pfizer vaccine booster clinics. The first Pfizer vaccine booster clinic will take place Saturday, October 16 at the Port Angeles High School Auxiliary Gym.

Clallam County residents who meet the criteria below are currently able to sign up for a vaccination appointment. In order to be eligible, the following individuals must have previously received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, with the second dose occurring at least six months ago.

Eligibility

Individuals seeking their first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine are also welcome to make an appointment for this date.

Time
Saturday, October 16, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location
Port Angeles High School Auxiliary Gym
304 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Vaccine
Pfizer

Port Angeles

The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services offers vaccinations by appointment on Wednesdays in Port Angeles. Call (360) 417-2274 to schedule an appointment.

Sequim

Jamestown Family Health Clinic is offering Moderna vaccines by appointment to anyone in Clallam County who is at least 18 years of age. For more information, visit jamestownhealth.org.

Forks

The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services offers vaccinations by appointment on Thursdays in Forks. Call (360) 417-2274 to schedule an appointment.

Vaccine Locator

Select grocery stores and pharmacies in Clallam County have vaccine appointments available. For more information, visit the Washington State Department of Health’s Vaccine Locator.

Pharmacies

Several local pharmacies offer COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccine availability at local pharmacies is subject to change. Appointments may be required. Please confirm with your selected pharmacy.

Clallam County Department of Health & Human Services
111 East 3rd Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Appointments
Call (360) 417-2274 to schedule an appointment.

Vaccines

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer

QFC
990 East Washington Street
Sequim, WA 98382

Vaccine

  • Moderna

Walgreens
932 East Front Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

490 West Washington Street
Sequim, WA 98382

Vaccine

  • Moderna

Coscto
955 West Washington Street
Sequim, WA 98382

Vaccines

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer

Rite Aid
621 South Lincoln Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

110 East 1st Street #110
Port Angeles, WA 98362

520 West Washington Street
Sequim, WA 98382

Vaccines

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer

Wal-Mart
1110 West Washington Street
Sequim, WA 98382

Vaccine

  • Pfizer

Jim’s Pharmacy
424 East Second Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Vaccine

  • Moderna

Safeway
2709 East Highway 101
Port Angeles, WA 98362

110 East 3rd Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

680F West Washington Street
Sequim, WA 98382

Vaccines

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer

Wal-Mart
3411 East Kolonels Way
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Vaccines

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer

OMC Offers Monoclonal Antibodies

Updated October 7, 2021 

Olympic Medical Center currently offers monoclonal antibodies to patients who have a provider referral and meet each of the following criteria:

  • Tested positive for COVID-19 with mild to moderate symptoms;
  • Have had symptoms of COVID-19 for no more than 7 days;
  • Not hospitalized for COVID-19;
  • Not requiring oxygen due to COVID-19 infection;
  • Not hypersensitive to these ingredients: casirivimab or imdevimab, L-histidine, sodium chloride, sucrose, polysorbate 80;
  • If an individual meets each of the above criteria, in order to be eligible, they must also meet one of the following criteria:
    • At least 65 years of age;
    • Pregnancy;
    • Medical condition that puts them at risk for severe disease.

Talk to your primary care provider about whether you should get monoclonal antibody treatment. Olympic Medical Center accepts referrals from providers throughout Clallam County.

How do monoclonal antibodies work?
Monoclonal antibodies are made in a laboratory and act like natural antibodies to fight infections by blocking the virus from entering your cells and making more virus.

Who should receive monoclonal antibody treatment?
Monoclonal antibody treatment is available at OMC for people who have tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms that started within 7 days, and meet the criteria outlined above. These treatments are allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under an Emergency Use Authorization. Local availability can vary, dependent on continued supply to Olympic Medical Center.

Why should you receive monoclonal antibody treatment?
To jump start your immune system response and help your body fight COVID-19. Though clinical trials are still going, studies show less hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and a decrease in the amount of virus in an infected person’s blood.

FDA Issues Full Approval of Pfizer Vaccine

Updated August 23, 2021 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 years of age or older, marking the first fully approved COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine, known now as Comirnaty, has meet the FDA’s rigorous standards for quality, safety and effectiveness.

The Pfizer vaccine continues to be available under an Emergency Use Authorization to individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.

Olympic Medical Physicians offers Pfizer vaccination appointments to patients 12 years or older. Call (360) 565-0999 to make an appointment.

Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in Clallam County?

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Physicians offers drive-thru COVID-19 testing daily from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm in the parking lot immediately west of the OMP Administration office at 1035 Caroline Street in Port Angeles.

COVID-19 test is at no cost to the patient; however, if a patient has health insurance, it will be billed.

Testing at OMP is appropriate for the following individuals meeting the following qualifications:

  • Pre-procedural test
    • Patients who need this testing will be notified directly.
  • Asymptomatic with a known direct, first-hand exposure.
    • If you have a known first-hand exposure to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, please use the COVID-19 testing site.

For more information on COVID-19 testing available at OMP, visit https://www.olympicmedical.org/services/covid-19-testing-site/.

Walgreens – Port Angeles

In addition to OMC’s drive-thru testing site, COVID-19 testing is available at the Walgreens location at 932 E. Front Street in Port Angeles.

Testing at Walgreens is available for individuals who are at least 3 years of age. A parent or legal guardian will need to accompany those receiving a test who are ages 3-18.

COVID-19 tests at Walgreens are provided at no cost to individuals with most insurance or government assistance.

For more information on Walgreens’ drive-thru testing options, visit https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing.

Testing Options in Clallam County

For more information on testing options in Clallam County, visit http://www.clallam.net/coronavirus/doc/HowtoGetested.pdf.

Testing Options in the State of Washington

For a full list of testing options in the State of Washington, visit https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/TestingforCOVID19/TestingLocations.

Pre-Travel Testing

If you are planning to travel, pre-travel COVID testing options are available through mail-in services, such as CostcoQuestDirect and LabCorp. For specific pre-travel testing instructions, inquire with your airline or destination.

What is the Delta Variant?

As viruses mutate over time, new variants occur. Multiple variants of COVID-19 have been present in the United States. According to the CDC, the Delta Variant is currently the predominant strain of COVID-19 in the U.S.

The Delta Variant, according to the CDC, is more contagious and causes more severe illness among unvaccinated people than previous strains of the virus.

COVID-19 vaccines have shown to be effective at preventing severe illness and death from the virus, including against the Delta Variant. The vaccines do not provide 100 percent protection against contracting the virus, but in “breakthrough cases” among fully vaccinated individuals, the vaccines are highly effective against preventing severe disease and death.

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.

How do COVID-19 vaccines work?

From the Washington State Department of Health, “The COVID-19 vaccine teaches your immune system to recognize the coronavirus. When you get the vaccine, your immune system makes antibodies (‘fighter cells’) that stay in your blood and protect you in case you are infected with the virus. You get protection against the disease without having to get sick.”

Most COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be administered in two doses, separated by either 21 or 28 days. COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers will not be interchangeable; individuals must receive their second dose from the same manufacturer as the first dose. At the time of receiving the first dose, individuals will receive a second-dose reminder card, detailing the date of their first dose, vaccine manufacturer, lot number and the due date of their second dose.

Learn More About COVID-19 Vaccines

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, how they are being made and tested, when they will be made available and how they will work.

Washington State Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control