|Vaccine Stocked?||Yes – Moderna, Pfizer, & J&J/Janssen|
|Current Phase Immunizing: (pls sign up below for phase/eligibility change notification emails)||Anyone 12 yrs and over.|
We are excited to welcome these groups to book an appointment now (we pride our selves partly by having LOTS of openings):
Now Offering COVID-19 Tests! Click here to schedule:
Sept Third Dose News :
Please see this notice we received form WA DOH (Sept 24 @ 1:49pm):
The CDC and the Western States workgroup recommend:
- People 65 years and older should receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
- Residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
- People aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
- People 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
- People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
Here is the COVID-19 additional and booster dose vaccine guidance as of today, September 24.
Who can receive additional doses:
- We may administer a booster dose of Pfizer vaccine to those who qualify based on the recommendations listed above.
- We may administer a third dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) to people who qualify for it due to immunocompromise as described in the August update below.
Who cannot receive additional doses:
- We may not administer a booster dose to someone who is in one of the populations listed above but who received Moderna as their primary series.
- We may not administer a second or third dose to someone who received Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine is only one dose no matter your age or immune competence.
You may book now!
August 2021 Update #2: Third Doses Available for Immunocompromised
You can now book third doses thru our scheduling platform.
Below is the communication we received from WA DOH:
Dear COVID-19 Vaccine Providers,
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommended a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for certain immunocompromised groups. These groups are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19 and may benefit from an additional dose. This includes people who:
- Are receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Have advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Are receiving active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune response.
While the vaccines are 90 percent effective against most coronavirus variants, studies show that immunocompromised individuals do not always build strong immunity. The third dose is not considered a booster dose, but an additional dose for those who did not develop adequate immunity with the two-dose series.
Here’s what you should do for your patients who are moderately to severely immunocompromised:
- If your patient got an mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer), they should get an additional dose at least 28 days after their second dose. Use the same vaccine brand if possible. If you don’t have the same brand available, it is OK to use the other mRNA vaccine brand.
- If your patient got the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, they should not get an additional dose of Johnson & Johnson or a dose of an mRNA vaccine at this time. You can also reach out to the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA) Project to discuss other options.
People who are not immunocompromised should not receive an additional dose of any COVID-19 vaccine. Please do not administer any doses of vaccine beyond the doses recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), even if your patient requests it.
You can read more about considerations for an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including a list of immunocompromising conditions, in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s interim clinical considerations.
August 2021 Update: All 3 Vaccines All 3 Stores EVERY Day — On Your Schedule
We are happy to offer all three COVID-19 Vaccines every day at all three locations. We have plentiful slots available on our appointment page now . Even if you plan on walking in, please attempt to make an appointment. The appointment scheduling completes your intake process as well, saving time for everyone upon arrival.
Lines have dissipated too, becoming more light and variable. We also have a live store traffic feature. Pharmacy and vaccine customers alike can check if now is a good time or maybe a bit later in the day, etc.
One other quick new feature to share – we now have digital vaccine records available! Register, online here. You will receive a custom link with vaccination type, lot, and date. A cool, convenient, and shareable backup to the cards issued.
Second Doses — Both Moderna & Pfizer
Please make this 2nd dose due date calculator your primary resource for determining when to book your next appointment. We post appointments weekly. If you don’t see your date available yet, sign up for notifications of new appointment postings.
Second Doses from other vaccination sites
We are proud to assist people to complete their series from those beginning at other providers. Many people are having challenges getting their second shot where they got their first. Please book an appointment.
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Industry Leading Accessibility
We take accessibility seriously.
We know the lines can grow at times. If you have mobility issues, we move you to the front. If you can’t get out of the car, we will come to you in the parking lot.
If the technology aspect of this process gets a bit much, just walk-in.
If you have trouble getting thru on the phone lines, please make your accessibility request in our drive thru.
Improving access to our La Conner and Clinton stores will be driven by volunteer availability. Please keep checking our site, some new spots are open now. As volunteer vaccinators schedule shifts, we will open appointments.
Now, some important procedural details
For those getting second doses will require proof of the original shot. Your CDC vaccination record card is the documentation we need. If you don’t have it with you, we can look it up. But, that may cause a delay in store.
Please come prepared to EASILY expose your deltoid.
Much time can be saved by planning ahead.
Long sleeve button up dress shirts by-in-large don’t easily get to the sweet spot. If they do, its done by force and puts pressure on the vascular beds— in the same area our needle goes. Yes, that sets you up for needing a bandage.
And now, a Thank You.
Thank you for the outpouring of support and appreciation from so many.
Thank you to our staff and volunteers for their efforts. Long hours. Changing variables – sometimes hourly. Sacrificing family time in lieu of improving public health. Well done.
Island Drug is proud to again serve in the role of Your Most Convenient Vaccination Destination, just as we did during the H1N1 pandemic.
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