Pullman Regional Hospital

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccine at Pullman Regional Hospital

Vaccine Phase Update: As of Wednesday, May 13th, vaccine eligibility for Washington State includes everyone 12 and older.

Vaccines for 12+

  • In addition to clinics at our local schools, appointments are now available through Palouse Pediatrics and Pullman Family Medicine
  • Next clinic: Wednesday, May 19th from 3pm to 5pm (clinic will be held at Pullman Regional Hospital)

  • To schedule your appointment:

    • Palouse Pediatrics – (509) 332-2605

    • Pullman Family Medicine – (509) 332-3548

Vaccines for adults 18+

  • The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is currently the only vaccine approved for people 12 and up. The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are approved for adults 18 and older.

  • Upcoming clinics at Pullman Regional Hospital will be administering the Moderna vaccine – which is available to adults 18 and older.

  • To schedule/cancel your appointment: Please call (509) 336-7722 to leave a message or email covidvaccine@pullmanregional.org. You will get a call back to schedule your appointment. 
 

 
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Covid-19 Vaccine Q&A

The questions below are related to the COVID-19 vaccine at Pullman Regional Hospital. For a detailed FAQ about the COVID-19 vaccine in general, please visit this page from the Washington State Department of Health.

For additional information, please email covidvaccine@pullmanregional.org or call (509) 336-7722.

 

You should receive a paper vaccination record card when you get your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This card will tell you which type of vaccine you got (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) and the date you received it.

If you got the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, the card will tell you when to go back for your second dose. Keep this card with you so your vaccine provider can complete it after your second dose.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is one dose, so you will not need to schedule a follow-up. 

Some people find it helpful to take a photo of the card as a backup. 

If you lose your record card, log in to MyIR (“My Immunization Registry”) to look up your COVID-19 vaccination record, and then take a screenshot or photo of the information. If you do not have an account, you can sign up for MyIR any time. 

Yes. If you are eligible for a vaccine and have schedule with Pullman Regional Hospital, your vaccine is free. This is a service we're providing to our community; regardless of your health insurance status, we are not charging for the vaccine.

No, it is not mandatory but we are strongly encouraging employees to get the vaccine for their own protection and safety as well as those of their co-workers and patients.

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.

For more information about the CDC's masking guidelines (March 2021):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

For public spaces and ALL healthcare settings, masks are still a best practice. At Pullman Regional Hospital, our Clinic Network Practices and all our healthcare partners, masks are still required.

For more information about the CDC's masking guidelines (March 2021):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

At this time, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine approved for people ages 16 and older. Both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are studying the safety and effectiveness of their vaccines in minors, but are currently only authorized for people over the age of 18.

You may have heard the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have placed a pause on administering J&J vaccine out of an abundance of caution based on the appearance of serious brain blood clots combined with low platelet counts in six patients out of 6.8 million doses of J&J administered.

People who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.

No definitive cause has been identified yet, but the FDA shared on April 13, 2021 that a probable cause is a rare immune response generated by an individual after receiving the vaccine.

This demonstrates how well the robust vaccine safety monitoring systems work, since this potential safety concern was identified quickly and vaccines were paused to allow for further investigation.

If you have any concerns you feel are associated with receiving the J&J vaccine, please contact your healthcare provider or come to the emergency department at Pullman Regional Hospital to be evaluated.

 

Helpful Documents, Information, & Resources

Helpful Documents
Information & Resource
  • Separating Fact vs. Fiction Online - (WA Department of Health)
  • How COVID-19 Vaccines Work in your Body - (WA Department of Health)
  • How COVID-19 Vaccines are Made - (WA Department of Health)
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Information PDF - (WA Department of Health)
  • Whitman County Public Health
  • Washington State Department of Health
  • Centers for Disease Control