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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Pediatric Associates NW COVID 19 Vaccine Update

Recently, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced their recommendation for all individuals 16 years and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster.  As guidelines are updated frequently, we know it can be challenging to keep up with the latest information. Below, we outline the current status of each age group and what PANW is able to provide on-site.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 16 YEARS AND OLDER

  • Unvaccinated individuals should get vaccinated
  • Those who are already vaccinated should get a booster dose 5 months after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or 2 months after the single-dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is authorized and recommended for 16 years and older while the Moderna vaccine can be given to anyone 18 years and older.
  • Note: we only have the Pfizer vaccine available. If you are 18 years and older and would like a Moderna booster, please visit the OHA Vaccine Finder website to locate a community vaccine site.
  • First, second, and booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available at PANW. Patients may receive their vaccine at an already scheduled appointment in the office (well visit, follow-up, etc.). Patients may also schedule a “vaccine-only” appointment if they do not have an upcoming office visit scheduled. 
  • Currently, we are not able to offer COVID-19 vaccines or booster doses to family members. We hope to do so as our resources improve.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 12-15 YEAR OLDS

  • Unvaccinated individuals should get vaccinated
  • Those who are already vaccinated should get a booster dose 5 months after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or 2 months after the single-dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is authorized and recommended for 16 years and older while the Moderna vaccine can be given to anyone 18 years and older.
  • Note: we only have the Pfizer vaccine available. If you are 18 years and older and would like a Moderna booster, please visit the OHA Vaccine Finder to locate a community vaccine site.
  • First, second, and booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available at PANW. Patients may receive their vaccine at one of our Saturday events or an already scheduled appointment in the office (well visit, follow-up, etc.). Patients may also schedule a “vaccine-only” appointment if they do not have an upcoming office visit scheduled. 
  • Currently, we are not able to offer COVID-19 vaccines or booster doses to family members. We hope to do so as our resources improve.
Pediatric Associates NW COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 5-11 YEAR OLDS

  • Unvaccinated individuals should get vaccinated. A few remaining appointments are open at our last Saturday vaccine clinic (January 8th) for 5-11 year olds. This is for first or second doses and appointments for this day can be scheduled online
  • Booster doses for this age group are not yet approved
  • First and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available at PANW. Patients may receive their vaccine at an already scheduled appointment in the office (well visit, follow-up, etc.). Patients may also schedule a “lab/shot-only” appointment if they do not have an upcoming office visit scheduled. For now, please call to schedule “lab/shot-only” appointments. Online scheduling will be available soon.

5 YEARS AND YOUNGER

  • Clinical trials are still in process. The vaccine for this age group is not yet authorized.

 

 

All PANW providers continue to strongly recommend that unvaccinated individuals get vaccinated, especially as we head into the winter season. If you have questions or concerns, our team is here to discuss and provide information without judgment.

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