COVID-19 Vaccine at Three Rivers Family Medicine Clinic

We’re excited to offer the COVID-19 vaccine at Three Rivers!

For general COVID-19 coronavirus information and access to our Patterns page (to make fabric masks and hospital gowns), click here. Please read below for more information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Check our Facebook page, local news media, and this page for updates. 

If you have questions, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page or email us at covid@trhospital.net.

About Booster Shots

Updated 10/26/21
Our team is currently evaluating the recently released guidelines regarding boosters for all three vaccines. Patient safety and quality care are our top priorities, so we are working to establish new processes and creating bilingual informational materials for patients. We appreciate your patience while we work through this and will continue updating here and on Facebook as things progress.

Step 1

Schedule a Clinic Appointment

Our clinic, Three Rivers Family Medicine, offers all three COVID-19 vaccines — Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). Please call (509) 689-3749 to make an appointment.

To read more about the vaccines on the clinic website, please CLICK HERE.

Other Options in Okanogan County

If you’d prefer to seek the vaccine at another location within the county, the best place to find regular updates is through Okanogan County Public Health’s COVID-19 website. They provide an updated list of where you can find vaccines throughout the county, and it’s updated every week. To see the list, CLICK HERE.

Other Options in Douglas and Chelan Counties

The Chelan-Douglas Health District offers an online registration format for those wanting the Pfizer booster shot. Click HERE to access the calendar and book your slot.

To find other locations offering vaccines, either for the first round or for boosters, click HERE to enter your zip code for a nearby search.

Step 2 (First Dose)

For your COVID-19 vaccine appointment:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wear a short-sleeved shirt because the shot will be given in your upper arm
  • Be prepared to answer a short questionnaire about your current health status
If you cannot attend your appointment or may arrive late, please call the clinic at (509) 689-3749 as soon as possible to cancel or reschedule. However, because our team has to order and prepare the vaccines ahead of time, we urge you to please keep your appointment(s) as scheduled.

Step 3 (Second Dose)

When you return to receive your second COVID-19 vaccine dose:

  • Bring the CDC COVID-19 vaccine card you received with your first dose
  • Wear a mask and a short-sleeved shirt
  • Be prepared to answer a short questionnaire about your current health status

Step 4 (Booster dose)

As of October 25, 2021, Three Rivers Family Medicine clinic is only offering boosters for the Pfizer vaccine.

We expect to add offering the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson brand boosters as soon as our team completes updates to our policies and procedures.

For your booster appointment:
  • Bring the CDC COVID-19 vaccine card 
  • Wear a mask and a short-sleeved shirt
  • Be prepared to answer a short questionnaire about your current health status

COVID-19 Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Are you offering booster shots?

A: Yes. Our clinic, Three Rivers Family Medicine, can administer boosters of the Pfizer vaccine. As of October 25, 2021 we have not yet rolled out boosters for Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. They have been approved by the FDA and CDC, but our team is revising our policies and procedures before accepting appointments.

If you want the Pfizer booster, you can schedule an appointment with our clinic by calling (509) 689-3749. Check back here or on our Facebook page for updates about the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters at Three Rivers Family Medicine.

Q: Do I qualify for the Pfizer booster?

A: Here are the current requirements to receive a booster of the Pfizer vaccine:

  1. Individuals 65 years of age and older and residents in a long-term facility;
  2. Individuals 50 through 64 years of age with an underlying medical condition;
  3. Individuals 18 to 49 years of age with an underlying condition may receive a booster if they assess their risk of infection as high; and
  4. Individuals 18 to 64 years who are at increased risk because of their job, such as hospital workers, teachers or grocery store workers, may receive a booster if they assess their risk of infection as high.

Q: What happens at the appointment?

A: If you are obtaining the vaccine at Three Rivers Family Medicine, you will first be screened at the entrance for temperature and COVID-19 symptoms. After that, you can check in for your scheduled appointment 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, you will be asked to wait for 15-30 minutes so clinic personnel can 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.

If you have no reaction to the vaccine during your designated wait time, you’ll be cleared to leave.

Q: What if I can’t make it to my appointment, or what if I missed it due to unforeseen circumstances?

A: If you missed your vaccine appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, please call our clinic at (509) 689-3749 to reschedule. However, because we must order and prepare the vaccine ahead of time to be ready for you, we urge you to please call as soon as you know you won’t be able to make it — more than 24 hours’ notice is ideal, but we understand that may not always be possible.

Reminder! Due to the timing and effectiveness of the vaccine, it’s very important to not miss the second appointment. It is possible to receive the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine up to six weeks after the first dose, without affecting the efficacy of the vaccine.

Q: What is the cost for the vaccine?

A: This is a free service to the community, so there are no out of pocket charges.

Q: Which vaccine is available at Three Rivers?
A: Our clinic, Three Rivers Family Medicine, offers the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. More information is available on the clinic’s page, in English and in Spanish.

Q: How does the vaccine work?
A: The Washington State Department of Health has a minute-long video explaining how the vaccine works in your body.

English:

Español:

Q: What are the normal side effects of the Moderna vaccine?

A: From the Washington state Department of Health website: “Like some routine vaccines, the most common side effects are a sore arm, tiredness, headache, and muscle pain. These symptoms are a sign that the vaccine is prompting an immune response.

“For most people, these side effects occurred within two days of getting the vaccine and lasted about a day. Side effects were more common after the second dose than the first dose.

“You may see some rumors about untrue side effects online or on social media. Make sure any time you see a claim about a side effect that you check the source of that claim. This video can teach you more about how to figure out if a claim online is true or not.”

Click HERE to read more FAQs about the vaccines, including their safety and effectiveness.

Washington State Department of Health guidelines can be found HERE.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) definitions and distribution plan for COVID-19 vaccine can be found HERE.

Questions? Contact us!