Q: What happens at the appointment?
A: If you are obtaining the vaccine at Three Rivers Hospital or Three Rivers Family Medicine, please come in through the main entrances. You will be let in and screened for temperature and COVID-19 symptoms. At that point, you can check in with the team waiting to help you.
If you are attending a mass vaccination event in Pateros or at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds, please note that these are drive-thru events. You will not need to get out of your vehicle. Please wear a mask and a short-sleeved shirt.
You may have a brief wait before it’s your turn to be vaccinated. Receiving the shot is a quick process! Once you’re done, we’ll ask you to wait for 15-30 minutes to monitor you for any allergic reaction. The wait time depends on your known allergies and other health factors we will ask you about at the time of your appointment.
During the first appointment, we’ll schedule your second dose if you receive the Moderna vaccine. The date will be printed on the back of your vaccination card, so don’t lose it! Due to the timing and effectiveness of the vaccine, it’s very important to not miss the second appointment.
If you receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you will not need a second dose.
If you have no reaction to the vaccine during your designated wait time, you’ll be cleared to leave.