Covid-19 and Influenza Vaccines 2021 Information

 Covid-19

Lopez Island Pharmacy 2021 Covid-19 Vaccination Information-Revised  February 25, 2021 7:15 p.m.

We received no prime,  (first doses), of Covid-19 vaccine this week.  We only received 2nd doses that we will be administering to those eligible patients on Saturday, Febr. 27th.  If you are one of those patients you should have already been notified.  Only patient eligible for these 2nd doses will be vaccinated.

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Vaccination Information-Revised  February 23, 2021 3:15 p.m.

The ongoing shipping delays from bad weather locally and in other parts of the country continue to impact what supplies of Covid-19 vaccine we are receiving.

We had hoped we would have vaccine in our hands today so we could open up appointments on Wednesday morning.  The arrival of vaccine as of Tuesday afternoon has not occured.  

Two changes this week are going into effect,

 

1.  There will be NO appointments opening on Wednesday(02/24) morning.

2. If we get vaccines we are changing the start time for opening appointments to 7:30 a.m. .  This is being done to accommodate those that can’t sit by their computers at 9:00 a.m.  

The next earliest set of appointments IF we receive vaccine will now be on Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. 

We are sorry that we can’t magically snap our fingers and make vaccine appear, but we are staying on top of the distribution system minute by minute.

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It appears most of the effort right now is getting patients their 2nd doses, and hopefully we are track to receive those doses.  We pre-schedule all our 2nd shots at the time you receive your 1st shot, and you will receive reminders closer to date of your 2nd shot.  We are hopeful we will always receive vaccine for those 2nd shots.

There are 3 entities doing vaccinations,

  • Lopez Island Pharmacy

  • San Juan County Health Department 

  • The National Guard

Each of us have our own supplies and appointment systems and they are not interconnected. Schedule changes by any of the 3 vaccinations sites are independent and may, or may not, affect the others providing vaccinations.  Always check each respective vaccination site for their unique information.

Again, there will be NO appointments opened up on Wednesday morning, Febr. 24th.

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On going important information

(Revised 02/16/2021)

 In the future, our hope is to be able to open appointments every Wednesday morning at approximately 9:00 am, IF vaccine is available.  If no vaccine arrives that week, no appointments will open.

When needed we have the ability to notify large number of patients in minutes about changes, like an unexpected snow storm.  We were able to call all but a few patients about the cancellation, and those we couldn’t reach we personally called.

Please, please – we cannot handle the volume of calls if everyone calls to ask “when”.   Just watch this website for the latest availability information. Option 6 during our phone message will give you tips on the appointment sign up process.  

Don’t relax your efforts: continue to wear a mask, wash hands and social distance.

Please watch this video by the San Juan County Health Department before you receive the vaccine.  It is very informative.  COVID-19 Appointment Video

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COVID-19 Consent Form

DO NOT FILL OUT A CONSENT FORM WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT

COVID-19 Appointment Video

Must watch before appointment but anyone can watch

 

COVID Vaccine Care Information-02/24/2021

We are getting many questions about pre-dosing with acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) prior to your CoVid immunization.   Information we have regarding CoVid vaccine is constantly evolving.

If you are currently taking any of these products for chronic pain control, it is OK to continue taking them prior to your CoVid shot, if you need them. 

If you are not currently taking them, then do not pre-treat yourself prior to your CoVid shot.  If, for example, you develop fever or aches after your shot, then it is alright to take these products afterwards, but do not take them until you need to take them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lopez Island Pharmacy 2021 Covid-19 Vaccination Information-Revised  February 16, 2021 9:45 p.m.

Good News – Bad News

All vaccinations that were originally scheduled for last Saturday and were cancelled due to the snow storm have been rescheduled for this weekend at the Community Center (Saturday-Febr. 20th), and patients have been notified.  Also anyone ORIGINALLY scheduled for their second vaccination are also being done this Saturday, so on Saturday the 20th we will be giving a total of 200 vaccinations that’s the good news!

The bad news is that virtually no one is receiving new shipments for first doses, and thus we will not be opening any new appointments  on Wednesday(Feb. 17th) as we have in the past.   

It appears most of the effort right now is getting patients their 2nd doses, and hopefully we are track to receive those doses.  We pre-schedule all our 2nd shots at the time you receive your 1st shot, and you will receive reminders closer to date of your 2nd shot.  We are hopeful we will always receive vaccine for those 2nd shots.

There are 3 entities doing vaccinations,

  • Lopez Island Pharmacy

  • San Juan County Health Department 

  • The National Guard

Each of us have our own supplies and appointment systems and they are not interconnected. Schedule changes by any of the 3 vaccinations sites are independent and may, or may not, affect the others providing vaccinations.  Always check each respective vaccination site for their unique information.

Again, there will be NO appointments opened up on Wednesday morning, Febr. 17th.

***

On going important information

(Revised 02/16/2021)

 In the future, our hope is to be able to open appointments every Wednesday morning at approximately 9:00 am, IF vaccine is available.  If no vaccine arrives that week, no appointments will open.

When needed we have the ability to notify large number of patients in minutes about changes, like an unexpected snow storm.  We were able to call all but a few patients about the cancellation, and those we couldn’t reach we personally called.

Please, please – we cannot handle the volume of calls if everyone calls to ask “when”.   Just watch this website for the latest availability information. Option 6 during our phone message will give you tips on the appointment sign up process.  

Don’t relax your efforts: continue to wear a mask, wash hands and social distance.

Please watch this video by the San Juan County Health Department before you receive the vaccine.  It is very informative.  COVID-19 Appointment Video

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COVID-19 Consent Form

DO NOT FILL OUT A CONSENT FORM WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT

COVID-19 Appointment Video

Must watch before appointment but anyone can watch

As of 2/24/21 this is the best answer we can give you:

COVID-19 Care and Side Effects

We are getting many questions about pre-dosing with acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) prior to your CoVid immunization.   Information we have regarding CoVid vaccine is constantly evolving.

 

If you are currently taking any of these products for chronic pain control, it is OK to continue taking them prior to your CoVid shot, if you need them. 

 

If you are not currently taking them, then do not pre-treat yourself prior to your CoVid shot.  If, for example, you develop fever or aches after your shot, then it is alright to take these products afterwards, but do not take them until you need to take them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lopez Island Pharmacy 2021 Covid-19 Vaccination Information-Revised  February 16, 2021 9:45 p.m.

Good News – Bad News

All vaccinations that were originally scheduled for last Saturday and were cancelled due to the snow storm have been rescheduled for this weekend at the Community Center (Saturday-Febr. 20th), and patients have been notified.  Also anyone ORIGINALLY scheduled for their second vaccination are also being done this Saturday, so on Saturday the 20th we will be giving a total of 200 vaccinations that’s the good news!

The bad news is that virtually no one is receiving new shipments for first doses, and thus we will not be opening any new appointments  on Wednesday(Feb. 17th) as we have in the past.   

It appears most of the effort right now is getting patients their 2nd doses, and hopefully we are track to receive those doses.  We pre-schedule all our 2nd shots at the time you receive your 1st shot, and you will receive reminders closer to date of your 2nd shot.  We are hopeful we will always receive vaccine for those 2nd shots.

There are 3 entities doing vaccinations,

  • Lopez Island Pharmacy

  • San Juan County Health Department 

  • The National Guard

Each of us have our own supplies and appointment systems and they are not interconnected. Schedule changes by any of the 3 vaccinations sites are independent and may, or may not, affect the others providing vaccinations.  Always check each respective vaccination site for their unique information.

Again, there will be NO appointments opened up on Wednesday morning, Febr. 17th.

***

On going important information

(Revised 02/16/2021)

 In the future, our hope is to be able to open appointments every Wednesday morning at approximately 9:00 am, IF vaccine is available.  If no vaccine arrives that week, no appointments will open.

When needed we have the ability to notify large number of patients in minutes about changes, like an unexpected snow storm.  We were able to call all but a few patients about the cancellation, and those we couldn’t reach we personally called.

Please, please – we cannot handle the volume of calls if everyone calls to ask “when”.   Just watch this website for the latest availability information. Option 6 during our phone message will give you tips on the appointment sign up process.  

Don’t relax your efforts: continue to wear a mask, wash hands and social distance.

Please watch this video by the San Juan County Health Department before you receive the vaccine.  It is very informative.  COVID-19 Appointment Video

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COVID-19 Consent Form

DO NOT FILL OUT A CONSENT FORM WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT

COVID-19 Appointment Video

Must watch before appointment but anyone can watch