COVID-19 Vaccine

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. We do have the new bivalent Pfizer booster for previously-vaccinated patients 5 years and up.

CDC link

COVID vaccines and boosters can be scheduled at shot-only visits, or given in conjunction with a well child check or other scheduled appointment, if appropriate.

*Please remember to bring your child’s (or your) vaccine card to each COVID vaccine appointment!*

Online scheduling for appointments is available here

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 or booster appointments – 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.