COVID-19 Vaccine at Three Rivers Hospital
We’re excited to offer the COVID-19 vaccine at Three Rivers! Our hospital and clinic both offer the two-dose Moderna vaccine.
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. Thank you for your patience!
If you have questions, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete Vaccine Registration
Okanogan County Emergency Management offers a centralized registration and scheduling system for anyone in our area desiring the COVID-19 vaccine.
Please click the red button on the right to complete the online registration form, including your preference of which hospital or clinic where you would like to receive the vaccine.
Other Registration Options
If you’d prefer to register over the phone, please call 1-866-458-0169. Help is available in English and in Spanish.
After your registration form has been received, you will be contacted by an automated system to schedule an appointment.
If you cannot accept the appointment day and time offered to you, you will remain on the waiting list to be contacted again in the near future.
Please wear a mask and a short-sleeved shirt when you arrive for your scheduled appointment for Dose #1 of the COVID-19 vaccine.
When you return 28 days after your first dose to the scheduled appointment to receive Dose #2:
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
We are currently administering COVID-19 vaccine for
All residents age 18 years and older
- At this time, we offer the Moderna vaccine, which is approved for use for adults 18 and older.
- Pfizer has been approved for age 12 and older. In Okanogan County, North Valley Hospital offers the Pfizer vaccine.
Frequently Asked Questions
When to Get the Vaccine
Q: How do I know which phase I qualify for?
A: The Governor’s Office has opened up vaccine eligibility to everyone age 12 years and older.
If you want the Moderna vaccine, you can schedule an appointment with our clinic, Three Rivers Family Medicine, by calling (509) 689-3749.
You can register for the county-wide waiting list now by clicking the red button under Step 1 on this page, or by calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Hotline at 1-866-458-0169. For more information about weekly vaccination events, please visit Okanogan County Public Health’s COVID-19 information site, or follow them on Facebook by clicking HERE.
How to Register for the Vaccine
Q: How do I sign up to receive the vaccine?
A: To schedule an appointment with our clinic to receive the Moderna vaccine, please call 509-689-3749.
You may also sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. You can access the online registration form by clicking the red “COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form” button on this webpage. You may also register by phone (English and Spanish) by calling 1-866-458-0169.
What to Expect at Your Vaccine Appointment
Q: What happens at the appointment?
A: If you are obtaining the vaccine at Three Rivers Family Medicine, you will first be 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.
If you have no reaction to the vaccine during your designated wait time, you’ll be cleared to leave.
Reschedule or Missed First Appointment
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 first dose appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, you don’t need to do anything. We still have your information on file and will contact you as soon as we can to reschedule you.
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.
My Cost for 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.
About the Vaccine
Q: Which vaccine is available at Three Rivers?
A: Our clinic, Three Rivers Family Medicine, offers the Moderna vaccine. 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.
Normal or Possible Side Effects
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.