Updated September 24, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccine Public Advisory
The Valley Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is temporarily closed. It will re-open to provide vaccines at a to-be-determined date.
COVID-19 vaccinations are currently available at most pharmacies throughout the community, either by walking-in or scheduling an appointment. Find a vaccine location near you at one of these COVID vaccine-finder websites: Vaccine Spotter or Vaccine Locator
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses
who are fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine may now receive a booster
dose. This is based on the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC). This additional shot
will help extend the vaccine's effectiveness and maximize your protection from
COVID-19 infection. Pfizer
vaccine recipients who meet the criteria below may receive the booster at least six months after the second dose was given.
Eligibility for the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster
Patients who completed their initial
Pfizer vaccine series at least six months previously and who meet at least
ONE of the following criteria are eligible for a Pfizer booster dose:
- Age 65 and older
- Residents of long-term
- Ages 18-64 with
underlying medical conditions (see the list of conditions on this page)
- Healthcare workers and those at increased risk of
COVID-19 infection due to occupational exposure (see the list of at-risk occupations on this page)
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters not yet
The CDC has not yet
recommended boosters for those who received the Moderna or Johnson &
Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. We will keep you informed when these guidelines are
available. Please note that Valley Medical Center will be following the current
CDC recommendation that people should not mix COVID-19 vaccines, including for
COVID-19 Vaccine Third Doses (for Immunocompromised Patients)
The CDC and FDA have determined, based on scientific studies, that some people with moderate to severe weakening of their immune system need a third dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines can reduce their chances of getting a serious COVID-19 infection. A third vaccine dose is only available to eligible patients with compromised immune systems. Patients who are eligible for the third dose vaccine are encouraged to go to one of the locations in the community (see links at the top of the page).
COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption for Patients
vaccination is a safe and effective vaccination we encourage all our patients
to receive. We provide medical exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine for severe
or immediate allergic reactions to the vaccine or its components. In the case
of severe or immediate allergic reactions to other vaccinations, we recommend
seeing an allergist for confirmation the allergic reaction and exemption from COVID-19
vaccination. We do not provide medical exemptions for other medical conditions.
We do not provide religious exemptions documentation.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
For the most current information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the CDC, DOH, and King County COVID-19 vaccine webpages.