COVID-19 Immunizations - FAQs
Does Cascade Medical have COVID-19 vaccine in stock? Can I make an appointment?
For the latest on vaccine availability and to make an appointment, call 509-548-5815 to speak with one of our Patient Service Representatives. Initially during rollout for the updated COVID-19 vaccine, stocks primarily were diverted to the largest vendors – supermarket pharmacies, drugstores, and health care systems that worked on economies of scale. Stocks are becoming more widely available, so the overwhelming likelihood is that we can schedule you for an immunization appointment.
Who should get an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine?
The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get at least one dose of updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. The updated vaccine should be given at least two months after last dose if previously vaccinated. Children 6 months-4 years may need multiple doses depending on previous number of doses received.
I am immune compromised. How many COVID-19 vaccines should I get?
You can find the CDC guidelines for immunocompromised people here.
What do I need to know before I get my vaccine?
According to the CDC, you should get an updated COVID-19 vaccine even if you’ve already had COVID-19.
- Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against the virus that causes COVID-19.
- People who already had COVID-19 and do not get vaccinated after their recovery are more likely to get COVID-19 again than those who get vaccinated after their recovery.
Is there a cost for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Like other vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines will likely be covered by most insurance plans. COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be available at no cost to all children in Washington state until their 19th birthday through the Vaccines for Children program. There are also programs for adults that can help cover costs of getting vaccinated if they don’t have health insurance or their plan doesn’t cover the vaccine. Visit HHS.gov for more information on these programs.