COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Getting your 1st dose…
- As of March 31st, Washington State Department of Health will expand vaccine eligibility to include Phase 1B – Tiers 3 and 4. For information regarding this phase group, please see the infographic below. As of March 31st they will also eliminate the need to use the PhaseFinder tool to determine eligibility to receive vaccinations.
- March 29, 2021 – We are coordinating all 1st dose vaccination efforts with Northeast Tri County Health District and the Northeast Washington Incident Management Type 3 Team. Since Saturday, March 20th, the team has vaccinated over 370 individuals through the drive-thru point of distribution in Newport.
- Upcoming Newport 1st dose vaccination clinics (by appointment only; call (509) 684-2262, option 4) will be at the Newport Rodeo Grounds. You can also schedule your appointment here.
- If you are a Washington resident (or work in Washington) and fall within the current vaccine eligibility phases, you can schedule an appointment (scheduling based on vaccine availability).
- If you are an Idaho resident who lives and works in Idaho:
- Pre-register online at https://covidvaccine.idaho.gov OR
- Contact Panhandle Health District to access their vaccine clinics. OR
- Contact White Cross Pharmacy (Priest River, ID) for vaccines offered every Thursday. Call (208) 448-1633 to get on the list; White Cross will call back to schedule vaccine appointment. White Cross Pharmacy is located at 5453 Highway 2 in Priest River, Idaho.
- If you have questions about whether or not you should get the vaccine, please consult with your primary care provider.
- Vaccine Locations: Washington State Department of Health
2nd dose vaccine clinics…
If you received your 1st dose of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine with Newport Hospital and Health Services, you were automatically scheduled for your 2nd dose appointment 21 days later at exactly the same time (as your 1st dose appointment).
- Received 1st dose of Pfizer at NHHS March 12th?
- Your 2nd dose is scheduled for April 2nd at NHHS (at the same time you had your 1st dose).
“Multi-generational Household” explained:
On January 13 we received additional guidance from the state regarding the definition of “multi-generational household” and who qualifies under this provision. There are two categories of people who are eligible under the multi-generational household definition:
1st Category: People who are (a) over the age of 50 AND (b) are not able to live independently who are either:
- receiving long-term care from a paid or unpaid caregiver, OR
- living with someone who works outside the home
2nd Category: People who are over the age of 50 AND are living with and caring for a grandchild
No one under age 50 is eligible, and no one over age 50 caring for a partner, friend, or child (exception – grandchild) is eligible.
COVID-19 Vaccination Billing and Insurance:
The federal government is providing the vaccine at no cost to medical providers.
Newport Hospital & Health Services will be collecting insurance information for our COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Currently there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine, but your health insurance carrier will be billed for the administration fee. Regardless of insurance status, whether insured or un-insured, there will be no out of pocket expense to patients during the COVID Public Health Emergency (PHE).
During COVID-19 vaccine clinics (not office visit vaccinations), Newport Hospital & Health Services will accept any insurance regardless of it being in or out-of-network.
For information related to Washington State Department of Health billing and insurance for COVID-19 vaccines, click here.
COVID-19 Vaccination Milestones in Pend Oreille County:
- The Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine arrived to Newport Health Center on Thursday, December 17.
- On Friday, December 18 we kicked off Phase 1a vaccinations with our healthcare team and staff, along with first responders in Pend Oreille County. We were also able to vaccinate some of our assisted living residents. With 120 hours to use the vaccine, our goal was to vaccinate as many people as possible within the Phase 1a population.
- We will update this page regularly as new information is released and additional vaccine distribution phases open.
We would like to thank everyone at Newport Hospital & Health Services, Northeast Tri County Health District, Kalispel Tribe of Indians, and Pend Oreille County Emergency Management for their incredible work making vaccinations happen in our community.
For more information about COVID-19 Vaccines, please visit:
Vaccine Information – Washington State Department of Health – This site is updated regularly with vaccine status information and Washington’s vaccination plan. The site also includes some videos that simply explain how the vaccines work and how they are made.
Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Click here to access the Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers (includes vaccine ingredients).
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
Click here to access the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers (includes vaccine ingredients).