Keeping Our Community Safe
Thank you for your patience as we wait for new COVID-19 boosters to arrive at our clinics. As we wait for the new booster, which will better protect you from new variants, we will not be offering COVID-19 boosters in our clinics. We will let you know when the new boosters arrive and who will be eligible.
Patients with COVID-19 symptoms or who have tested positive within the last 10 days are still required to wear a mask. Please let the clinic know if you would like staff to mask around you during your appointment.
As of January 2023, NHC only carries Pfizer vaccine offerings and the Moderna bivalent booster for children six months to five years old.
Primary Two-Dose Series
NHC offers COVID-19 vaccines to everyone six months and older. These vaccines are safe and effective, given as a two-dose primary series, and given four weeks apart.
Updated bivalent boosters are available to patients six months and older who received their last vaccine at least two months ago or at least three months after a COVID-19 infection.
Additional vaccine doses are strongly recommended for those six months and older who have undergone solid organ transplants or are seriously immunocompromised. Third dose vaccines are offered 28 days after the completion of their primary two-dose series, and fourth dose vaccines are available for those 12 and older who received their third dose at least three months ago.
NHC can help you determine what vaccinations you are eligible to receive based on your age and current state of wellness.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, seek emergency medical care immediately and do not wait for an appointment: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, inability to wake or stay awake, or pale, gray, or blue lips.
You can get tested if you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
You have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
You have been required to be tested for an upcoming medical procedure
You cannot get tested if you:
- Need a COVID-19 testing for travel
- Have tested positive for COVID-19 and need proof of a negative test to return to work. Instead of retesting, NHC will provide a letter you can provide to your employer. The letter will outline the recommendations for allowing a previously infected employee to return to work.
Find a COVID-19 testing site near you at the state of Oregon's COVID-19 testing page.
Oregon Health Authority offers testing options, resources for those who test positive, and the latest COVID-19 numbers in the state of Oregon.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides COVID-19 vaccine and testing guidance, science updates, and best practices for staying safe.
Additional resources from the CDC for immunocompromised individuals can be found here.
John's Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center highlights COVID-19 trends, efforts, and research worldwide.
Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) provides tools, local resources, and information for Oregonians.