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 

Eligible patients 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 care facilities
  • 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 approved

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 boosters.

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  

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 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.