COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

– Updated: April 26th, 2021 –

Resuming Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have approved lifting the pause on administering the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

CDC Statement Lifting Pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Important Information:

Scheduling Vaccine Appointments

  • Follow this South Salem Vaccine Schedule Link to schedule your appointment
  • The dates/times listed are the only ones currently available based on our allotment. You can continue to monitor our vaccine schedule in the future for available appointments as we expect to receive future allocations from OHA.
  • You will receive a confirmation email upon completion of your registration.
  • Vaccinations will be at our location – 4999 Skyline Rd S, Salem OR 97306

If you have questions about the vaccine, who do I contact?

  • If you would like to discuss health related questions such as vaccines, we always welcome patients to schedule a telehealth or in-office visit with your provider.
  • If you have questions about a vaccine appointment scheduled or would like to cancel, please call our main line, 503-364-4005, and choose option #2.
  • To help us manage call volumes, we kindly ask that patients do not call to ask about future availability of appointments, we will post those to our COVID Page and scheduling page.

We thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

-Your South Salem Primary Care Team

 


 

– Updated: April 13th, 2021 –

Immediate Pause on Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have ordered an immediate pause on administering the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine while they further review recent adverse reactions.

Please see the official statement:

> Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

 

South Salem Primary Care Response:

  • We have disabled our vaccine scheduling at this time
  • For those scheduled, we will be cancelling vaccine appointments a day in advance as we wait for further direction from OHA
    • To minimize rescheduling and to maintain priority of patients who have already scheduled, we are not immediately cancelling all appointments
  • We are continuing to work with OHA and Marion County to secure additional vaccine for our clinic

If you have questions about the vaccine, who do I contact?

  • If you would like to discuss health related questions such as vaccines, we always welcome patients to schedule a telehealth or in-office visit with your provider.
  • If you have questions about a vaccine appointment scheduled or would like to cancel, please call our main line, 503-364-4005, and choose option #2.
  • To help us manage call volumes, we kindly ask that patients do not call to ask about future availability of appointments, we will post those to our COVID Page and scheduling page.

We thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

-Your South Salem Primary Care Team

 


 

– Updated: April 6th, 2021 –

Now offering Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

We are pleased to announce that our South Salem Primary Care Clinic has received our first allocation of COVID-19 vaccine. We received the newly available Janssen vaccine and are offering vaccine appointments based on our current allotment. We have a limited supply, so we ask everyone’s patience as we work on a continued distribution with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Marion County.

 

Eligibility: To sign up, patients must qualify based on OHA guidelines, which is currently:

Phase 1B, Group 7

  • Adults ages 16 and older with underlying health conditions with increased risk.
  • Frontline workers as defined by the CDC and the family members they live with.
  • People who live in multi-generational households.
  • For current and future information on vaccine eligibility, please see OHA’s COVID-19 Website

Key Info: Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Link to full info)

  • Single dose (does not require second dose of vaccine)
  • Approved for adults 18 years and older
  • Considered fully vaccinated 2-weeks after single dose

Scheduling Vaccine Appointments

  • Follow this South Salem Vaccine Schedule Link to schedule your appointment
  • The dates/times listed are the only ones currently available based on our allotment. You can continue to monitor our vaccine schedule in the future for available appointments as we expect to receive future allocations from OHA.
  • You will receive a confirmation email upon completion of your registration.
  • Vaccinations will be at our location (4999 Skyline Rd S, Salem OR 97306), you will be directed via signs to our side entrance where we will be running the vaccination clinic.

FAQ

  • Will you continue to offer Johnson & Johnson?
    • We do not know what future type of vaccine we may receive. We will continue to communicate vaccine offerings via our website and through email with our established patients.
  • If I have questions about the vaccine, who do I contact?
    • If you would like to discuss health related questions such as vaccines, we always welcome patients to schedule a telehealth or in-office visit with your provider.
    • If you have questions about a vaccine appointment scheduled please call our main line, 503-364-4005, choose option #2.
    • To help us manage call volumes, we kindly ask that patients do not call to ask about future availability of appointments, we will post those to our COVID Page and scheduling page.

We are proud to be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to the community. We thank everyone who has partnered in making this available and look forward to continuing to support the health and well-being of the community.

-Your South Salem Primary Care Team

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Phase: Please See OHA’s Phase List

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Trusted COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

 

Our Current Status

  • Unclear when we will receive the COVID-19 Vaccine, waiting for direction by Marion County
  • We continue to offer COVID-19 testing onsite
  • We will communicate with patients as soon as we are notified we are receiving the vaccine
  • Please do not call to request to be:
    • Scheduled, added to a wait list, or to ask which phase you qualify for
  • Please do call:
    • To request an appointment to discuss if the COVID vaccine is appropriate for your unique health status
    • If you have COVID-like illnesses that need assessed

 

Once We Have the Vaccine

  • We will send immediate notification with instructions on:
    • How to determine if you qualify in the current phase
    • How to sign up for vaccination appointment
      • This will likely be a self-registration process during dedicated times

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Update from South Salem Primary Care

January 13th, 2021

Dear South Salem Primary Care Patients, Family, and Friends,

We continue to work closely with Marion County and state health officials to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to our clinic. As you have likely heard, the vaccine program in Oregon is changing weekly and looks to speed up with the Governors announcement yesterday that a new community member phase will start January 23rd that includes essential workers and those 65+.

It is unclear at this time when we will receive vaccines to administer, but as soon as we know, we will send another communication. For now, please visit our website for up-to-date information regarding our COVID-19 vaccine status. At this time, please do not call to schedule or to be screened for determining which phase you qualify for.

The Oregon Health Authority is focusing initial distributions to hospitals, so our clinic is not yet slated to receive the vaccine until those programs have been fully supplied. Marion County and Polk County are currently coordinating with Salem Health Hospital to offer larger scale vaccine programs – click here to find this information.

Our team is here to care of you. If you need us, we are here for you, so please do not delay or postpone care. We offer great telehealth and often same day appointments. Thank you for being our patient.

To learn more about the vaccines, here are some additional resources:

-Your South Salem Primary Care Team