COVID Vaccine FAQ and Scheduling
¡Estamos emocionados de poder comenzar a administrar la vacuna COVID a los pacientes de TCC y sus padres! ¡Hemos estado esperando ansiosamente la vacuna para ayudar a proteger a nuestras familias y comunidad!
¿Cómo programo una cita para la vacuna en TCC?
Hemos creado un registro en línea para todos los que reciben una vacuna COVID en TCC. Deberá ingresar el nombre del paciente, la fecha de nacimento y la información del seguro médico.
Si necesita ayuda para programar una cita, llame a uno de nuestros intérpretes al 503-297-3371 para pacientes de Peterkort o al 503-691-9777 para pacientes de Tualatin y Newberg.
¿Quién puede programar una cita para la vacuna COVID en TCC?
Cualquier paciente de TCC mayor de 12 años y los padres de un paciente de TCC podrán programar una cita para la vacuna.
We currently have Pfizer vaccine for ages 6 months and up, and Moderna vaccine for ages 6 months to 4 years old.
How do I schedule an appointment for a vaccine at TCC?
Ages 6mo to 4 years: We have both Pfizer and Moderna shots available for this age group. Vaccine clinics (Moderna only) and shot-only appts (Pfizer or Moderna) are available online or by calling. Non-TCC patients in this age group can call for appointments starting on 6/24.
Ages 5 years and up: You can call for a shot only appointment (or schedule online) for the Pfizer COVID vaccine in this age group. This includes parents for their 1st or 2nd vaccines, and boosters for parents and patients 18 years and older per FDA and CDC recommendations. We do not have Moderna vaccine available at TCC for these age groups.
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 15-30 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.
Please bring photo ID and a valid insurance card to the appointment (if possible). All patients and anyone accompanying a patient (2 years and older) 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!*
The link below will bring you to the CDC’s Quarantine and Isolation page with a Calculator to help you figure out your timeline of quarantine or isolation if needed.