COVID Vaccine Information
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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.
Unless otherwise noted our vaccine clinics that are open to the community and current patients are able to provide vaccines for patients 5 years and older 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 5 years or older. This location will provide Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and you can book a first, second, third or booster dose appointment.
Kimi & George Tanbara MD, Health Center
1708 East 44th St, Tacoma, WA 98404 (Eastside Tacoma)
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 5 years or older. This location will provide Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and you can book a first, second, third, or booster dose appointment.
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
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 or booster 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 5 months after your second shot.
- Johnson & Johnson Booster dose is recommended at least 2 months after your single shot.
- A second Booster dose is recommended 4 months after your first booster shot for those over 50 and for those 12 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
Where Else 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. Many locations offer appointments or will take walk-in patients. If your preferred location is out of appointments, check back often, as more vaccines are becoming available all the time.