COVID-19 Vaccine at Three Rivers Family Medicine Clinic

For general COVID-19 coronavirus information, click here. Please read below for more information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you have questions, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page or email us at

Schedule a Clinic Appointment

Our clinic, Three Rivers Family Medicine, offers the new Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Please call (509) 689-3749 to make an appointment.

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

Vaccine Options in Okanogan County

Okanogan County Public Health’s COVID-19 website keeps an updated list of where you can find vaccines throughout the county. To see the list, CLICK HERE.

Vaccine Options in Douglas and Chelan Counties

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Do I qualify for the new (October 2023) vaccine? 

A: Here are the current guidelines to receive the newest vaccine:

Where can I find more information?

Check the Washington State Department of Health’s website HERE.

What do I do to get more personalized guidance?

If you have specific, health-related questions about your eligibility, please consult with your primary care provider. If you do not have a provider, you can set up a visit with Dr. Amy Ellingson or Roy Huffstetler, PA-C by calling (509) 689-3749.

Q: What is the cost for the vaccine?

A: Our clinic charges a $40 administration fee, which may or may not be covered by your health insurance. The new COVID-19 vaccine released in fall of 2023 costs $192.32. It is the patient’s responsibility to determine whether their health insurance provider will cover all or part of the cost.

Q: Why is there a cost now, when the vaccine used to be free?

A: From the state Department of Health:
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Federal government purchased all of the COVID-19 vaccines and made them free to every person who wanted them. Now that the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended, COVID-19 vaccines are expected to follow a similar path as other vaccines, which means they will be purchased by clinics and hospitals directly for adults. COVID-19 vaccines will still be available, but they may cost money for some adults to receive.

“Like other vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines will likely be covered by most insurance plans. COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be available at no cost to all children in Washington state until their 19th birthday through the Vaccines for Children program. There are also programs for adults that can help cover costs of getting vaccinated if they don’t have health insurance or their plan doesn’t cover the vaccine. Visit for more information on these programs.”

Q: Which vaccine is available at Three Rivers?
A: Our clinic, Three Rivers Family Medicine, offers the Moderna vaccine.

2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines

The 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines more closely targets the XBB lineage of the Omicron variant and could restore protection against severe COVID-19 that may have decreased over time. We anticipate the updated vaccines will be better at fighting currently circulating variants.

There is no preferential recommendation for the use of any one COVID-19 vaccine over another when more than one licensed or authorized, recommended, and age-appropriate vaccine is available.

A: Current guidelines from the CDC (updated Oct. 4, 2023):

Children aged 5 years – 11 years who are unvaccinated or have previously gotten a COVID-19 vaccine before September 12, 2023, should get 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

People aged 12 years and older who are unvaccinated should get either:

  • updated Pfizer-BioNTech or updated Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, OR 
  • 2 doses of updated Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. 

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

A: From the Washington state Department of Health website: “After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, you may have some side effects. These are normal signs that your body is building protection against COVID-19. Your arm may hurt where you got your vaccine or you may have redness or swelling. You may be tired or have a headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, or nausea. They may affect your ability to do daily activities but should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects. Learn more about possible side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

“If the symptoms do not go away after a few days, you should seek medical advice. If there’s a possibility you have COVID-19 or were exposed, please stay away from others as a precaution. If you experience a medical emergency after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, call 9-1-1 immediately.”

“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.”

Washington State Department of Health guidelines can be found HERE.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information can be found HERE.

Questions? Contact us!