COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Appointment Information
Once you have your scheduled appointment(s) for your COVID-19 vaccine, please review the important details below:
The location of your appointment is in the Medical Arts Center (MAC) Auditorium, located on the first floor.
Address: 4033 Talbot Rd. S, Renton, WA 98055. Use Garage Parking D on the north end of VMC campus, walk across the skybridge on level three and take the elevator or stairs to level one.
Link to campus map
- Prior to arriving for your appointment, please review, complete, and sign the Consent Form. If the vaccine recipient is age 12 to 17, the parent or guardian should complete and sign the form.
- If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call 425.690.3630
Please be aware:
- We are vaccinating with both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Vaccine recipients who are ages 12 to 17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine, as approved by the FDA. All other vaccine recipients will be offered what is currently on hand at the time of their appointments. We will NOT be able to accommodate requests for a specific vaccine type in the clinic. Note that we are tracking inventory of each vaccine type to ensure that recipients will receive the second dose of the same vaccine type given for their first dose.
- If you are experiencing new symptoms 72 hours before your vaccination appointment, such as fever >100o, new cough, new shortness of breath or breathing difficulty, chills/shaking with chills, sore throat, new loss of sense of smell or taste, please submit a request to reschedule.
- Other vaccinations (e.g. flu or shingles) should be postponed until 14 days after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Information about timing between first and second dose appointments:
Valley Medical Center has been following the CDC’s original
timeline for the COVID-19 vaccines for scheduling the number of days between
the first and second doses. For the Pfizer-BioNTech
vaccine this was 21 days and for Moderna this was 28 days.
Due to the vaccine supply shortages and varied shipping of
each vaccine type from the government, we are now following new guidelines that
the CDC released on Jan. 21, 2021. We are scheduling the second dose within
26-28 days after the first dose, for either vaccine type. This single
scheduling window helps with consistent patient scheduling and lessens the need
for appointment changes or cancellations. Also, if a patient is not able to be
scheduled for their second dose in that time window, it is okay to wait until
42 days (six weeks) after the first dose.