COVID Vaccine for ages 5-11 years

We are excited to announce today the FDA advisory panel recommended Covid vaccine for 5-11 year olds. Presuming approval proceeds as expected, we plan to receive Covid vaccine from the state the week of Nov 8 and plan to have vaccines clinics specifically for this age group that same week. 

When will vaccine clinics be held for ages 5-11 years?

We will administering 1st doses of the Pfizer  vaccine on Nov 8 & 10 at Tualatin, Nov 9 & 11 at Peterkort and Nov 10 at Newberg.  Schedule here .  These clinics are ONLY for patients ages 5-11 years old (no older sibs, no parent vaccines during these times due to the different dose).  NO OTHER VACCINES will be offered at these clinics.

We will have a second clinic 3 weeks later for 2nd doses.  Your child will automatically get their second dose scheduled at the same clinic, same time, 3 weeks later.

COVID Vaccine FAQs (all ages):

How do I schedule an appointment for a vaccine at TCC?

Please call our office to schedule an appointment for your child or yourself to receive the COVID vaccine or schedule online here

Will my child be able to get a COVID vaccine at their annual wellness exam?

We are excited to be able to give the COVID vaccine to our patients 12 years and up at their annual wellness exams. We will then schedule you for a vaccine only appointment 3 weeks after the first dose to obtain the second dose. Until we have more inventory we are currently unable to offer 5-11 year old vaccine outside of shot clinics. 

Who can schedule a COVID vaccine appointment at TCC?

Any current TCC patient over the age of 5 and any parents of a TCC patient will be able to schedule a vaccine appointment.

Which vaccine is available at TCC?

Pfizer only.

If I receive my first dose at TCC, is my second dose guaranteed?

Yes, we will be able to provide a second dose for everyone who receives their first dose at TCC. For every first dose that we receive from OHA, we will receive a second dose. It is highly recommended that you obtain your second dose at the same location as your first dose. If you do receive your second dose at another location, please be sure to cancel your appointment at TCC to help us avoid wasting the dose.

Note: It is very important for all patients to complete both doses of the COVID vaccine for the best protection.

How do I schedule my second dose?

To ensure that all patients are scheduled for a second dose, TCC staff will help ensure that you schedule the second dose at the time of your first dose.

My child is due for another vaccination around the same time as their COVID vaccine appointment, do we need to wait?

The CDC has changed their guidelines and there is no longer a recommended waiting period between the COVID vaccine and any routine vaccinations.

Will we need to wait after getting the COVID vaccine?

All patients receiving the COVID vaccine will need to wait 15 minutes for observation of any adverse reactions. Please account for this time when scheduling your vaccine appointment.

Note: Patients under the age of 18 will need to have some accompany them to the appointment to ensure they are not driving home alone after the vaccine.

What do I need to do before my appointment and what should I bring?

All patients receiving a COVID vaccine at TCC must have a scheduled appointment before arriving. At this time we are unfortunately unable to accommodate walk in appointments due to ensuring adequate supply. All patients must complete a health history form prior to receiving their vaccine.

If possible, please bring an insurance card to the appointment.   All patients and anyone accompanying a patient must wear a mask at all times while in the building for a vaccine or while interacting with staff during drive through vaccine clinics.

For your second vaccine appointment – be sure to bring your vaccination card with you so we can document the second dose.

Will my insurance be billed?

Like the other vaccine sites in the area, TCC will bill your insurance for the work that is done to give the vaccine (this is known as the ‘administration fee’), but we will not bill for the vaccine itself. Patients will not be charged anything, even if their insurance does not cover the administration fee or they do not have insurance. We welcome any patients that do not have insurance. If you do receive a bill for the COVID vaccine, please contact our business office at (503) 535-1458.

What if I have more questions about the COVID vaccine?

If you have additional questions, please contact our office via phone or patient portal to speak to your provider or an advice nurse. We can also schedule a virtual visit with your provider to review any questions or concerns you may have about the COVID vaccine.

**If you schedule an appointment elsewhere or need to reschedule for any reason, please cancel your appointment with us. This allows us to serve other patients and not waste any of the vaccine supply. Thank you!*

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