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ICHS patients and non-ICHS patients 5+ can walk in to clinic pharmacies in International District, Holly Park and Shoreline (availability based on limited supply) Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. ICHS patients can also call 206.788.3700 to make an appointment.

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COVID-19 vaccines for children 6-months to 4-years old available!
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children 6-months to 4-years old are now available for ICHS patients at our clinics! Please call 206.788.3700 to make an appointment.

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ICHS will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children on August 6

ICHS will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children on August 6

Published
July 22, 2022
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International Community Health Services (ICHS) will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, August 6 specifically to administer vaccines to children six months to four years old. This event is free and open to everyone. Appointments by phone are recommended to secure an appointment spot, but walk-ins are welcome during clinic hours 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

This event will be at the 2nd floor of the ICHS Holly Park Medical & Dental Clinic located at 3815 S Othello St, Seattle, WA 98118.

Parents or guardians must be present. Language support in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese will be available. ICHS will be administering the pediatric Pfizer vaccines. COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge, regardless of immigration or health insurance status. Please bring your picture ID and insurance card if you have health insurance.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is administered as a three-dose primary series, with the second dose given three weeks after the first dose, and the third dose given more than eight weeks after the second dose. ICHS staff will schedule the second and third dose for all attendees.

To reserve a spot or if you have questions, please call ICHS at 206-788-3500.

ICHS Vaccine HP Group Photo

ICHS Holly Park clinic staff stand for a group photo during ICHS' previous COVID-19 vaccine clinic held on July 16, 2022. When attendees arrive, they first check-in at the registration table to complete a vaccine form for the person being vaccinated, wait in the airy clinic seating area, and then are brought to a welcoming dental operatory for their vaccine.

Protect young children

COVID-19 vaccines remain the single-most important tool that we have to protect people against severe illness from COVID-19. Pediatricians and health providers are encouraging their patients with young children to consider their safety and wellbeing and have them vaccinated against COVID-19.

"As a family physician I am really pleased that the COVID vaccine is approved and available to everyone 6 months or age and older," says Dr. Grace Wang, ICHS volunteer vaccinator and former ICHS medical director. "COVID vaccines are an important part of keeping our families and communities healthy and it's important for everyone to get them."

Since COVID-19 vaccines were authorized for babies over six months in age, parents have said they were relieved to finally protect their children against COVID and enjoy greater freedom to participate in normal educational, social, and recreational activities.

“There are so many unknowns with the virus itself,” said one parent, who brought in his son Darius for his COVID-19 vaccine to ICHS’ vaccine clinic on July 16, 2022. “I much rather have him be protected than risk an unvaccinated coronavirus experience. Even if it doesn't keep him from getting it, it will keep it from being anything more serious.”

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A young participant receives his Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at ICHS' vaccine clinic at Holly Park Medical & Dental Clinic on July 16, 2022.  

Kid-sized doses

The FDA has authorized both the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines. The ingredients are the same as the adult and young adult vaccines, but are administered in “kid-sized” doses.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is administered as a three-dose primary series, with the second dose given three weeks after the first dose, and the third dose given more than eight weeks after the second dose.

Like other vaccines, side effects are normally mild. The side effects most commonly reported are pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site, headache, fever, and fatigue. Symptoms usually occur one to two days after vaccination and are mostly mild and resolve after a few days.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children, please visit the Washington Department of Health webpage

ICHS offers COVID-19 vaccines for children six months to four years

ICHS patients should call (206) 788-3700 to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment with their care provider. Scheduled appointments are only available for ICHS patients.


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