FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL NEWS

  • Thu Mar 25th, 2021 10:43am
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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

How long does protection from a COVID-19 vaccine last?

“We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice. Experts are working to learn more about both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity. CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.”

Source – CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

See below for information regarding next Saturday’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

We now have a vaccination information hotline that will be updated weekly to share important COVID-19 vaccination information. Call 360-203-0754 to hear up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination clinic information.

The message is available in English and Spanish.

This line will be updated as COVID-19 vaccination clinics are scheduled.

We do not choose which phase group can receive a vaccine, which hospitals receive delivery of the vaccine, and 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 Vaccine Clinic Information

Clallam County Fire District No. 1, the City of Forks, Clallam County Emergency Management, Quillayute Valley School District, Chinook Pharmacy, and Forks Community Hospital will be hosting a free vaccination clinic for persons who qualify for an initial or second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Forks, WA on Saturday, March 27, 2021, starting at 10 a.m. ending at 1 p.m. People are asked to arrive at Peninsula College, 481 S. Forks Avenue.

Those that are in a phase that qualify for an initial dose and are a resident of Clallam or West Jefferson Counties may receive an initial dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine.

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.

Should another Phase Group be sanctioned for vaccination the information will be updated on our website, social media, and phone line.

Second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can be given 28 to 42 days after the initial dose.

Persons that received their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on or before Feb, 28, 2021 may receive their second dose Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card with you, if you have it. We are not able to reissue the cards, so please keep them in a safe place.

If you do not have your vaccination card, please let the person who looks over your vaccination consent form at the front table know and we will do our best to retrieve your vaccination information. Not having your COVID-19 vaccination card may lead to an increased wait time.

You will be asked to complete a vaccination consent form when you arrive. If you would like to prefill your form you can download it here: https://www.forkshospital.org/wp-content/uploads/Moderna-COVID-Immunization-Consent-with-CDC-screening-questions.pdf

IMPORTANT: If you had an allergic reaction such as hives, a severe rash, or anaphylaxis after receiving your first COVID-19 vaccination, Dr. Berry has urged anyone with a true allergic reaction to not get the second vaccine. If you experienced normal reactions such a soreness, physical discomfort, mild flu-like symptoms, and/or a low-grade fever please do not call. These normal reactions are your own immune system’s response and are expected. Speak with your provider if you have questions.

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.