After 8 successful weekends of our drive-thru Covid-19 vaccine clinics, we are transitioning to offering vaccines in the office during the week. We had 1,422 patients and family members come through our drive-thru and we are excited to continue serving families in the office. Please see our FAQ below for information about appointment availability, scheduling, and how to prepare for your appointment.
Who can schedule a Covid-19 vaccine appointment at PANW?
Patients 12 years or older are eligible to schedule an appointment. These vaccine clinics will also be open to immediate household members of any patient, as long as the household member is 12 years or older. We strongly encourage all eligible individuals to get vaccinated.
Which vaccines will be available at PANW?
We have requested the Pfizer vaccine through the Oregon Health Authority. The Pfizer vaccine can be given to individuals 12 years and older.
When and where will Covid vaccine appointments be available?
Starting July 5th, we are offering in-office Covid-19 vaccine appointments during the week at all 3 of our locations. Patients and household members may schedule a vaccine appointment at any location. Appointments will be available at our Portland and Tigard locations Monday-Friday, and at our Beaverton location Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
For convenience, we will also be offering Covid-19 vaccines to patients and household members as they come in for other types of appointments (exception: patients coming in for a sick visit with fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other Covid symptoms). If you have an upcoming appointment and plan on requesting a Covid-19 vaccine
while you are in the office, please call ahead to let us know so our staff can prepare.
Please note: our ability to offer Covid-19 vaccines every day is dependent upon vaccine supply. Daily offerings may change if there are changes to our supply.
If I receive my first dose at PANW, is my second dose at PANW guaranteed?
Yes, we are able to provide second doses to everyone who receives their first dose with us. For every first dose we give, we will receive an equal number of second doses.
If I received my first dose at PANW, do I have to get my second dose at PANW? Can I get it somewhere else if needed?
Though it is highly recommended, it is not required that patients receive their second dose from PANW. Patients may receive their second dose from another vaccination site if needed. If you plan to receive your second dose elsewhere, please make sure to cancel your second appointment at PANW to help us avoid wasting the vaccine.
Note: It is crucial for patients to complete both doses of the vaccine for the best protection against Covid-19.
Are there any medical conditions that would exclude a patient from being able to get the vaccine?
If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine, had a severe allergic reaction to the first dose, or had an immediate allergic reaction of any severity to the first dose, please consult with your medical provider. For information about vaccine ingredients, please refer to the Emergency Use Authorization vaccine fact sheet for Pfizer.
How do I schedule my Covid vaccine appointment at PANW?
Appointments are available through our online scheduling system. Adult household members will need to first enter the name and birth date of an existing PANW patient before scheduling their appointment. If the patient is under 12, there will not be an appointment for the child, but household members will be linked to the patient.
When do I schedule my second dose?
PANW will take care of scheduling second dose appointments for patients. All second doses will be scheduled 3 weeks after the first. When you come in for your first dose, we will confirm the date and time of your second dose.
What else should I know when scheduling my appointments?
New guidance from health officials now allows individuals to receive their Covid-19 vaccine at the same time as other vaccines if needed, rather than waiting a minimum of 14 days between different immunizations. If you are sick, it is best to wait until you are healthy to get your Covid vaccine.
After each dose of the vaccine, all patients will need to wait either 15 or 30 minutes (depending on medical history) before leaving to so we can watch for any adverse reactions and ensure patient safety. We recommend accounting for this “medical observation” time when scheduling your appointments.
What do I need to do before my appointment and what should I bring?
Each individual needs to complete their electronic registration and screening forms before arriving so we can serve all patients as efficiently as possible. Individualized links for each person’s registration and forms will be emailed and texted 1 day prior to each appointment. If you do not receive your link, please contact the office. On the appointment day, please wear a mask and bring your insurance card, ID, and vaccine card (if it is your 2nd appt.).
If I am sick on the day of my appointment, is it safe to get my vaccine or should I re-schedule? If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, such as fever, shortness of breath, or coughing, please stay home and re-schedule your appointment once you have recovered.
Will my insurance be billed?
Like other vaccination sites, PANW will bill your insurance for the work done to give the vaccine (known as the “administration fee”), but not the vaccine itself. Patients will not be charged, even if their insurance does not cover the administration fee. We welcome individuals without insurance.
What should I do if I have more questions about the vaccines?
No problem, we understand that many patients have questions and there is a lot of conflicting information in the news. Our expert providers and triage nurses are happy to help answer your questions. Contact us anytime!
Also check out our latest FAQ with PANW pediatrician and immunization expert, Dr. Jay Rosenbloom. He covers what to expect with possible side effects, if it’s safe to take pain medications beforehand, how soon after the vaccines you are considered “fully vaccinated,” and how we know the vaccines are safe.
The Emergency Use Authorization fact sheet from Pfizer is also available with more information.
***If you schedule an appointment elsewhere or need to re-schedule, please cancel your appointment with us. This will allow us serve other eager patients and avoid wasting vaccines.