December 30, 2020

You may have many questions about getting vaccinated. We look forward to offering you the vaccine as soon as it is available to the public. At this time, we are not currently scheduling patients for the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no waiting list. We will update our webpage with new information as it becomes available.

Important Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Two vaccines have been authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), one by Pfizer-BioNTech and the other by Moderna. Both vaccines have also passed independent review by medical experts in the Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, and studies show that the vaccines are safe and effective in fighting COVID-19. These vaccines are a great step towards protecting the health of our communities and ending the pandemic.

Due to a limited supply of the vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control has directed the first doses go to high-risk health care workers, high-risk first responders and residents and staff of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other community-based, congregate living settings where most individuals over 65 years of age are receiving care, supervision, or assistance. We are currently working with local and state authorities on the process for vaccinations for NEW Health employees and patients. We do not know yet when more doses will be available for our patients and communities. Updates will be posted as more information becomes available on our webpage.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

At NEW Health we are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated when it becomes available to you. We recognize that this is a personal decision and that you may have questions about the vaccine. We encourage you to educate yourself about the vaccine and will provide more information as it becomes available. Updates are also available on several state websites:

Washington State DOH: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine

Spokane Regional Health District: COVID-19 Vaccine

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