COVID-19 Vaccine through NWOS
The COVID-19 Vaccine is now available through Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists. If you are interested in getting the vaccine, please continue reading for eligibility details and how to schedule your appointment with us. NWOS follows the WA Department of Health guidelines on vaccine eligibility.
*Scheduling is now available for Moderna vaccination appointments on Friday 4/16/21 and Monday 4/19/21
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are prone to allergic reactions, or have a medical condition, please consult with your physician before moving forward with scheduling a vaccination appointment.
We will update this webpage with new information as it becomes available.
Updated April 14, 2021
Who can get vaccinated?
We are currently in Phase 1A and 1B of Washington’s Vaccination Plan, which includes people in Phase 1A – Tiers 1 & 2 and Phase 1B – Tiers 1-4:
- Healthcare workers
- First responders
- Long-term care facility residents and staff
- All people 60 years or older
- All people 50 years or older in multigenerational households (home where individuals from 2 or more generations reside such as an elder and a grandchild)
- Educators and staff for pre-K through 12th grade
- Child care providers
- High-risk critical workers who work in certain congregate settings: Agriculture; fishing vessel crews; food processing; grocery stores; corrections; prisons, jails or detention centers; public transit; restaurants; food services; construction and manufacturing
- People 16 years or older who are pregnant or have a disability that puts them at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness, or have 2 or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions
- People, staff and volunteers in certain congregate living settings; correctional facilities; group homes for people with disabilities; settings where people experiencing homelessness live or access services
- Must be 18 or older to receive the Moderna or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines
Is there a cost?
The vaccine itself has been made available to the American public at no cost. There is a $53 charge to administer the vaccine that will be charged to insurance providers, so you will want to bring your insurance card with you. If you are not insured, you are still eligible for a vaccine at no cost to you.
Schedule your appointment
Once you have confirmed your eligibility, you can proceed to scheduling your first-dose appointment below. Your second-dose appointment will be scheduled in the clinic after receiving your first dose. Second dose appointments will take place four weeks after the first dose. You will have the best protection after two doses.
Please do not try to schedule a vaccine appointment unless you meet the current eligibility criteria. Appointments can ONLY be scheduled online - please do not try to call our clinics to schedule.
*This scheduling is only for first dose appointments. Second dose appointments will be scheduled in the clinic after receiving your first dose. We will not supply your second dose if you did not receive your first dose with NWOS.
If you are an EXISTING NWOS Patient WITH a Portal account, schedule your vaccine appointment here
If you are a NEW NWOS patient or an EXISTING patient WITHOUT a portal account, schedule your appointment here
What to bring to your appointment
When you attend your vaccination appointment, please wear a short-sleeved shirt and bring your ID and insurance information, if you have it. As always, please wear a mask over your nose and mouth, and leave any unnecessary guests at home.
Note from NWOS
It is our goal to help our community through this pandemic in any way we can - that is why we chose to offer the vaccine both to our employees and the public. We understand that many of you are anxious to get vaccinated and we look forward to offering the vaccine to as much of our community as possible, as quickly as we are able. Though the number of vaccines we are able to distribute is entirely dependent on what is made available to us from the State. We will continue to update this webpage with new information as it becomes available.
As always, please continue to take the necessary precautionary measures to prevent yourself from catching the coronavirus or spreading it to others by wearing a mask over your nose and mouth, social distancing, washing and sanitizing your hands, and sanitizing high-touch surfaces. Click here for additional coronavirus information.
We will get through this together, and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces again soon.