Question of the Week
May I take acetaminophen or ibuprofen with my COVID-19 vaccine?
BEFORE THE VACCINE IS GIVEN – NO.
The CDC does not recommend administration of antipyretic or analgesic medications (e.g., acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for the purpose of preventing post-vaccination symptoms. Information on the impact of such use on COVID-19 vaccine-induced antibody responses is not yet available.
AFTER THE VACCINE IS GIVEN – AS MEDICALLY APPROPRIATE.
For all currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines, antipyretic or analgesic medications (e.g., acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can be taken for the treatment of post-vaccination local or systemic symptoms, if medically appropriate.
FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL NEWS
We do not choose which phase group can receive a vaccine, which hospitals receive delivery of the vaccine, nor the speed of moving from one phase to another.
Governor Jay Inslee’s office can be reached at 360-902-4111 or PO Box 40002, Olympia, WA 98504-0002 for feedback regarding the phased COVID-19 vaccination plan, regional grouping, and reopening criteria.
Have a question or topic you would like to see addressed in a You and Your Health article written by one of our highly trained providers? Email [email protected] and your question or topic may be answered in a future status report and in the Forks Forum.
COVID-19 Second Dose Vaccine Clinic Information
There are no vaccination clinics scheduled for this weekend.
The next vaccination clinic is scheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2021, the location is to be determined.
Persons that received their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Forks Vaccination Clinic on Feb. 19-20 or in Clallam Bay on Feb. 26 will be ready to receive their second dose at the Saturday, March 27, Vaccination Clinic.
Please follow Forks Community Hospital on Social Media for up-to-date West End Vaccination Clinic information.
More information, should it be available, will be updated here on Wednesday, March 18, 2021
There is a second dose-only clinic scheduled for Friday, April 10, 2021. Persons that received their initial dose on or before March 6, 2021, will be able to receive their second dose at this time. The location and time are to be determined.
COVID-19 Initial Dose Vaccine Clinic Information
Information regarding initial dose vaccine clinics will be posted as they are scheduled.
Initial doses are currently limited to educators and those in the Phase 1A and Phase 1 B (Tier 1) groups at this time. There may be an additional phase group(s) opened prior to the March 27 Vaccination clinic.
More Vaccine Information
Please do not call with questions regarding when the vaccine phases will open and for information regarding vaccination clinics.
Our information phone-line, social media, newsletters, and website will have future vaccination clinic information as it becomes available.
We apologize for any inconvenience; however, we are unable to answer these questions at this time.
IMPORTANT – All questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health Vaccination Phased Plan, and other vaccination-related questions must be directed to Clallam County Emergency Management at 360-417-2483.
Clinic and Hospital Reception Staff CANNOT answer your questions accurately.
At this time, we are not able to make appointments or start a list of those who are interested in the vaccine, we will let you know when this begins.
If you would like to find your COVID-19 vaccine phase visit www.FindYourPhaseWA.org
Questions regarding the March 27, 2021 Vaccination Clinic may be directed to Shawn Shotwell at 360-327-8325.