Peninsula Community Health Services
In regards to Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters, the CDC and the Western States workgroup recommendation:
- 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.
A 3rd dose of Pfizer/Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for people that are considered moderately to severely immunocompromised. This is NOT considered a booster dose but a 3rd dose in the primary vaccine series. No additional dose is recommended for those that received a Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine at this time.
You will be asked to verify you meet one of the criteria listed below prior to receiving a 3rd dose:
- been 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 and are taking medication to suppress the immune system
- moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
It is recommended you receive the same brand of mRNA vaccine for your 3rd dose as your initial doses (Pfizer or Moderna).
No additional dose is recommended for those that received a Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine at this time.
WALK-INS are welcome. Please visit our Facebook page for updates and information.
Appointments are required for 3rd doses and they will be only offered at our Gateway Clinic location at this time. Please click the link that matches the vaccine brand of your original doses to schedule:
Requests for appointments can be made the fastest by completing the online registration form (see links below).
To schedule an appointment for Kitsap and Mason county residents, CLICK HERE
All immunization will occur at the Vaccine Outreach Locations:
Kitsap: Gateway Center, 2525 6th Street, Bremerton WA 98312
Mason and Mobile Clinics: Check our Facebook daily for the mobile vaccine clinic’s popup location.
If you do not have internet access, you can call 360-475-3099. Note: there are limited staff to answer this number as the same staff are actually working as part of the vaccine team – expect long hold times.
Staff at the main PCHS number are only able to refer you back to the vaccine number/scheduling link, as we need to ensure we have routine patient care access available throughout the entire vaccine process.
Vaccine Supply and Information
We have the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available.
Please bring your original COVID-19 vaccination card with you to your appointment for verification.
3rd doses should be received at least 28 days after your 2nd dose of vaccine.
BOOSTER doses for the general population are not approved at this time, please monitor our website and Facebook page for additional information for when they become available.
Verify Vaccine Status
- Visit MyIR Mobile
- Contact the Department of Health (DOH) call center (800-525-0127, press #)
- Walk-in to PCHS at the Administration Office for a printout. *PCHS has a bidirectional interface with the Washington State Immunization Registry with our Electronic Health Records. Your vaccine record will automatically be sent to the State Registry.
Additional local information can be obtained by contacting:
- Kitsap Public Health District via their website at: kitsappublichealth.org/communityhealth/coronavirus_vaccine.php
- Mason County Public Health at 360-427-9670 ext. 599
- COVID testing is available for PCHS patients, but we are welcoming New Patients. You must become an established patient to receive testing. Testing is available at ALL clinic locations, we can complete a telehealth visit remotely to save you time when you arrive for testing. You have the option to stay in your vehicle and get tested. Use the chat function on our website to schedule your appointment for faster service, or call us at 360-377-3776.
General COVID Precautions
- If you have chronic disease and need a follow up, all PCHS sites are open to see patients. We are maintaining a high level of cleanliness and following the CDC guidelines to keep you safe. We have staff disinfecting our lobbies and reception space regularly and throughout the day. We have temperature screeners at the door, provide surgical masks to every patient and have face-shields for longer appointment types.
- Dental: If you are sick with a fever, cough, or shortness of breath and have an appointment, you need to reschedule via the patient portal, online chat or the main phone number (360-377-3776). Let us know if you have a dental emergency and we will connect you to a provider.
- Behavioral Health: If you are sick with a fever, cough, or shortness of breath and have a counseling appointment, we can move your appointment to a virtual visit or you can reschedule via the patient portal, online chat or the main phone number (360-377-3776). Let us know if you are in crisis and we will connect you to a counselor.
- Pharmacy: Worried about exposure to germs when picking up prescriptions? PCHS Pharmacy will bring them to your car. Please call ahead to make sure everything is ready, then call when you park. We’ll help you see this through!
- Visitors: We are limiting visitors in our clinics. If you are a parent or caregiver, please have only one person attend appointments with your child or loved one when possible. Ask about having a telehealth tablet used during a milestone visit to include at-home loved ones, such as a first ultrasound or a first well baby check.
- PCHS processes all insurances, offers sliding scale discounts and conducts financial hardship reviews for copay/deductibles, visits, and testing related to COVID-19 services.
- PCHS Office:360-377-3776
- 24/7 Nurse Advice Hotline:866-418-2920
(CHPW/Medicaid Patients Only)
- Interpreter Assistance:360-377-3776
- TTY & Hearing/Speech Disabled:711
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