Updated April 1, 2022
Starting Monday, April 4, patients with a Valley primary care provider can call their office to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot. All primary care clinics are offering the COVID vaccine, but not all are offering both Moderna and Pfizer. If there is a preference for one or the other, the schedulers can assist in finding the correct location.
COVID-19 vaccines are also widely available at pharmacies throughout the community, either by walk-in or appointment. Patients can find a vaccine location close to them at the Vaccine Locator website.
On March 30, 2022, the CDC and FDA released new guidance on COVID vaccination. The vaccination schedule now includes a 2nd booster dose for all persons age 50+ and those who are age 12-49 and have an immune compromised status. These additional shots will help extend the vaccine’s effectiveness and maximize your protection from COVID-19 infection. Eligible patients who are vaccinated with the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines may receive the appropriate booster dose(s).
Valley is currently offering first booster doses at our primary care clinics, and expects to be able to soon offer second booster doses for those who are eligible soon.
To see when you are eligible to receive a first and/or second booster shot, you can find more guidance from the CDC.
The COVID-19 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 of 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.
At this time, Valley is asking patients to update their COVID vaccination status with their Valley providers. You can do this by bringing your vaccination card or records to your next appointment or send them in a message to your care team. Sharing your vaccination status is recommended but not required. Depending on what areas of care you need in the future, some patients who are not fully vaccinated or whose records are not up to date may be required to take a COVID test.
For the most current information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the CDC, DOH, and King County COVID-19 vaccine webpages.