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Here at Community Health Care, we want to assist all of our patients who want a vaccine for Coronavirus (COVID-19) with getting a vaccine.
We are currently offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccine at our vaccination locations. Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine may be available, but supply is limited.
Patients who are between 5 and 11 years old need to make an appointment at their regular clinic for a vaccine. Call (253) 722-2161 for an appointment.
Unless otherwise noted our vaccine clinics that are open to the community and current patients are able to provide vaccines for patients 12 years old at this time. For patients 17 and younger the Pediatric Consent form must be completed by a parent or guardian before the appointment.
Hilltop Regional Health Center
1202 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405
Appointments are recommended, Walk in patients are accepted on a limited basis. This clinic is open to the community and current Community Health Care patients who are 12 years or older. This location will provide Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and you can book a first, second, third or booster dose appointment. Use the link below to find available dates and times.
Kimi & George Tanbara MD, Health Center
1708 East 44th St, Tacoma, WA 98404 (Eastside Tacoma in the Community Room)
Appointments are recommended, Walk in patients are accepted on a limited basis. This clinic is open to the community and current Community Health Care patients who are 12 years or older. This location will provide Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and you can book a first, second, third, or booster dose appointment. Use the link below to find available dates and times.
School Based Health Center at Bethel Middle School
22001 38th Ave E, Spanaway, WA 98387
Appointments are required. This clinic is open to the staff and students of Bethel School District for patients who are 5 years or older. This location will provide Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and you can book a first, second, third, or booster dose appointment. Use the link below to find available dates and times.
If you are a Community Health Care patient, call your clinic to schedule a vaccine appointment, or ask if you can get your vaccine at your next regularly scheduled appointment.
You can find appointments for Pfizer (5 and older), Johnson & Johnson and Moderna (18 and older) on the Washington State Vaccine Locator Page.
COVID Vaccines at Community Health Care
You must be eligible and we recommend that you have an appointment to participate in the community vaccine clinic events.
Vaccination clinics are subject to change due to vaccine supply. If we do not receive the vaccine supply the event and your appointment will be canceled.
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are a 2 dose vaccine. If you received your first dose with Community Health Care we will schedule you approximately 3 weeks later for Pfizer or 4 weeks later for Moderna. The second dose can be administered up to 6 weeks after your first dose. You will receive an email or phone call to confirm your second appointment. If you get your second dose at another location, please contact us to cancel your next appointment.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single dose vaccine. If you receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine from Community Health Care you will not need a second dose.
Third Dose/Booster Doses may be any of the authorized vaccines.
- Pfizer or Moderna Third dose recommended for for moderately to severely immunocompromised people 28 days or later after second dose.
- Pfizer or Moderna Booster dose is recommended at least 6 months after your second shot for certain at risk groups .
- Johnson & Johnson Booster dose is recommended at least 2 months after your single shot.
Where Can I Get Vaccinated?
There are many organizations that are offering vaccines to eligible persons. The best place to start would be to contact your primary care provider to see if they are offering vaccinations. If they are not, go to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department webpage for a list of locations. You can also use the Washington State Department of Health Vaccine Locator. Most locations will require you to register or make an appointment. If your preferred location is out of appointments, check back often, as more vaccines are becoming available all the time.