Updated 08-03-2022: COVID-19 Vaccines Children Under 5 Years Old
The FDA and CDC have reviewed the data from the clinical trials for both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for children 6 months to 4 years and have given authorization for both. We as a clinic are excited for the younger members of our families to get their opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Patients are be able to receive the vaccine in the office if they already have an upcoming appointment scheduled or you can use the Patient Portal or call us to schedule a “vaccine-only” appointment with your child’s pediatrician.
Updated 06-16-2022: COVID-19 Vaccines for young children likely coming soon
On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, the first step in the process of making COVID-19 vaccinations available to young children occurred. The advisors to the FDA unanimously voted to recommend both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children ages 6 months to 5 years. This does not immediately make these vaccines available, however they may be available as early as next week if the rest of the steps in the process move as quickly as they are expected to.
You can read more at the following news article: https://www.opb.org/article/2022/06/15/advisers-to-the-fda-back-covid-vaccines-for-the-youngest-children/
Additionally, if you have questions, you can read more about the vaccine as it applies to these young children at the following website: https://yourlocalepidemiologist.substack.com/p/fda-meeting-for-5-covid-vaccine-q
Updated 05-20-2022: FDA authorizes COVID-19 booster doses for children ages 5 to 11
On May 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses to be available to children ages 5 to 11 at least five months after receiving the last dose in their primary vaccine series. Please call our Pediatric scheduling line to schedule an appointment (503) 249-1900.
Updated 05-04-2022: FAQs Electronic Vaccine Cards
Q: Will the airport (or other venues that require vaccine records) now require us to use the “My Electronic Vaccine Card” app, or can I continue to just show an image I have of my card?
– John, Newberg
A: “You can still show an image of your card. My Electronic Vaccine Card is completely voluntary, and people in Oregon who are asked to show proof of vaccination currently can share the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) paper vaccination card, a photo of that card, an electronic record provided by a health care provider or a paper copy of a record provided by their provider.”
Q: Can Oregon’s QR codes be used for international travel? – sent to OHA’s immunization help desk
A: “Before traveling internationally you should confirm what the current rules and regulations are for your destination country, as well as the country you are returning to. For countries that require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, it’s important to know that Oregon’s My Electronic Vaccine Card follows the SMART Health Card framework and the Oregon Health Authority is listed as a trusted issuer with the Common Trust Network. The CDC considers vaccination certificates with a QR code a verifiable record that is acceptable for providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Always check with the country and airline as regulations are evolving.”
Q: I am having trouble registering. What should I do? – sent to OHA’s immunization help desk
A: “If you tried requesting with an email address and that didn’t work, then try again with your phone number. Make sure your first name, last name, and date of birth are the same as you provided when you received your vaccinations. If your record still isn’t found our Immunization Support Team can help!”
• Request a review of your card through the COVID-19 Immunization card Request Form. If you cannot use the form in your preferred language please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Within two to three weeks, we will let you know what we find out and any actions you need to take to correct your card; or
• Call the Immunization Help Desk at 800-980-9431 to get help researching your card in Oregon’s vaccination system.
• Not sure how to fill out the form? Watch this step-by-step video
Updated 03-09-2022: COVID Study for children
For Pediatric COVID Vaccine Study (ages 6 months to <5 yrs) information contact: Jaclyn Smith, Research Coordinator, 503-907-2179, ext 4; email@example.com Cyn3rgy Research, Legacy Mt. Hood Campus https://www.covidvaccinestudy.com/pediatric-study
Updated 03-03-2022: COVID Vaccines for children
Currently, children ages 5 through 11 years are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech is postponing its application to the Food and Drug Administration to expand the use of its two-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 4 years. Unfortunately, this means that COVID-19 vaccines for this age group will not be available in the coming weeks. We will continue to update the website as more information becomes available.
More details available from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/planning/children.html
COVID Vaccine Booster Information:
For information regarding COVID Vaccine booster and third doses, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s website:
In times of high stress it is more important than ever to take care of our mind and body. Broadway’s team of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Mental Health and Dermatologists are here to help. Your family’s health and well-being are our top priority. As Broadway Medical Clinic continues to care for your family’s urgent and non-emergency health needs, we are taking extra precautions to keep our facility clean and safe.
Here’s what you can expect at your next visit:
Broadway Medical Clinic is proud to offer COVID-19 testing appointments to meet the care needs of our patients. Testing is by appointment only and is offered 6 days per week. We offer COVID-19 testing for patients experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, have had an exposure to a person with COVID-19, patients that need a pre-procedure screening COVID-19 test and patients that have essential travel plans. We offer both rapid RT, Isothermal Amplification tests and send-out Real-Time RT-PCR tests with a 2-4 day turnaround time. Broadway Medical Clinic follows all CDC testing guidelines. When used as intended, both testing methods have a high degree of sensitivity. Speak to a nurse regarding your individual situation to ensure you receive the most appropriate test.
Virtual Visits Available:
Broadway Medical Clinic is taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe. For patients experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms or anyone who prefers to see their physician from the comfort of their own home, we offer convenient virtual appointments. This is a safe option for anyone with an internet connected device (with camera and microphone). Virtual appointments are best for patients in need of care for minor illness or injury, chronic care support or medication checks. Please call us to schedule your virtual appointment (503)249-8787.