ICHS’ new phone system will help you make appointments faster

ICHS Phone

As part of ICHS’ ongoing efforts to provide our patients a better care experience, we are upgrading our phone system to make it faster for you to reach your care team. 

Effective immediately, the new phone system allows for you to call the clinic department and services you want to reach with a few pushes of a button. When you call your ICHS clinic, you can now choose the medical, dental, pharmacy or billing departments and direct your calls to make an appointment, ask about eligibility, find medical records, and request a referral. 

The upgraded phone system replaces the current phone system so there are no changes to ICHS phone numbers.


When you call:

  • Medical: Press 1, and then:
      • To make an appointment, press 1
      • To ask about eligibility, press 2
      • To find medical records, press 3
      • To request a referral, press 4
  • Dental: Press 2, and then:
      • To make an appointment, press 1
      • To find medical records, press 2
  • Pharmacy: Press 3
  • Billing: Press 4
  • Have other questions? Please stay on the line and your call will be answered.

Thank you for allowing ICHS to partner with you for your good health. We look forward to connecting with you soon.

Phone Tree

Hidden Barriers video series spotlights health inequalities

KCTS 9’s Hidden Barriers is a video series that explores the issues around bias, prejudice, and discrimination in our health care systems and the stakeholders attempting to change that.

In the latest episode “Medicine’s Poor Reflection,” ICHS’s Dr. Jessica Guh talks about why diversity is so important among WA doctors and health care providers.

The episode “Health Care’s invisible minority” explores how the model minority myth impacts API health and perpetuates health inequalities. ICHS’ Dr. Jessica Guh describes the disaggregation of data on Asian Americans as one of the most important issues for API health in the U.S.

The episode “Lost in Translation” featured ICHS interpreter Yvone Ung. She shared how her past struggles in navigating health care in the U.S. as a refugee from Cambodia inspires her work with the community at ICHS today.

ICHS Foundation raises over $38,000 in the first virtual edition of the Lunar New Year 5k

Lunar New Year Virtual 5k Cover

ICHS Lunar New Year Virtual 5k

Participants from across the country joined together to raise money for free and low-cost health services for International Community Health Services patients.

ICHS Foundation raised $38,736 in the first-ever Lunar New Year Virtual 5k last week. Over 350 participants ran and walked courses of their own choosing, while practicing social distancing in this experimental fundraising event for ICHS Foundation. All the proceeds will fund free and low-cost health services for ICHS patients who otherwise would not be able to afford them.

Running together, safely apart

During the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events have been cancelled to decrease the spread of the virus. At the same time, many ICHS patients have lost health insurance at a time when access to health services are paramount. In order to continue this year’s Lunar New Year 5k to support our patients in a way that would keep participants safe, the planning committee pivoted to a new event format – a virtual 5k.

A new experience

As a virtual event, the Lunar New Year Virtual 5k was planned to provide flexibility for participants to run safely. Rather than a set course on a specific day, participants completed their 5k runs or walks along the course of their own choosing throughout the week. Some participants took a walk in their local neighborhoods, others ran along the old race course on the Interurban Trail in Shoreline, and others completed trail runs in Grand Canyon, Arizona.

The event reached two milestones. The first being the widest age range with participants age 1 to 93 joining in the event. The other, being the most wide-reaching participation ever for ICHS Foundation with participants running in 15 states!

To continue the camaraderie and celebration, the virtual 5k also connected with the community on social media. Participants shared selfies and course photos wearing their event t-shirts and using the hashtag #ICHSLNY5k. ‘Running together, safely apart’ became the central message of the race as social media pages filled with photos of participants sharing in their commitment to the cause and completion of the race.

As our communities continue to be resilient through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, this February has also been a time of hope as ICHS has continued to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to our most vulnerable. Despite the challenges we all face together, ICHS Foundation continues to bring together the community to support the mission of health equity and access for ICHS patients.

We look forward to seeing you next year – the Year of the Tiger!

 

We extend our gratitude to our generous 2021 Lunar New Year Virtual 5k sponsors:

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR ($7,500):

Columbia Bank logo

 

GOLD SPONSORS ($5,000):

Super jock 'n jill logo

 

SILVER SPONSORS ($2,500):

Amerigroup

Arcora Foundation

Kaiser Permanente Logo

 

BRONZE SPONSORS ($1,000):

Denise Louie Education Center

Molina Healthcare of Washington

Rainier Vehicle and Vessel Licensing ($1,500 contribution)

Seattle Gummy Company

Hãy đăng ký trên mạng để xét nghiệm COVID-19 miễn phí

Bắt đầu từ ngày 1 tháng 5, địa điểm xét nghiệm COVID-19 tại Trường Cao đẳng Bellevue sẽ được điều hành bởi UW Medicine.

COVID-19 Testing

Dịch vụ Y tế Cộng đồng Quốc tế cung cấp xét nghiệm COVID-19 miễn phí tại hai địa điểm: ở Seattle tại phòng khám Quận Quốc tế và tại Phòng khám Shoreline.

Mọi người bất kể tình trạng công dân / nhập cư hoặc bảo hiểm có thể lái xe qua hoặc đi bộ tới để được xét nghiệm

Nếu quý vị có các triệu chứng của COVID-19 và quý vị đã tiếp xúc với người mắc bệnh COVID-19 trong vòng 14 ngày vừa qua, hãy đi xét nghiệm ngay lập tức! Nếu quý vị không có triệu chứng, nhưng đã tiếp xúc với người nhiễm bệnh COVID-19, hãy đợi 5-7 ngày kể từ ngày quý vị tiếp xúc với người nhiễm bệnh để đi xét nghiệm.

QUÝ VỊ CẦN MANG THEO NHỮNG GÌ KHI ĐI XÉT NGHIỆM MIỄN PHÍ

  • Giấy tờ chứng minh, thẻ căn cước có hình với ngày sinh của quý vị. Quý vị có thể đi xét nghiệm bất kể tình trạng công dân/nhập cư của quý vị.
  • Thẻ bảo hiểm, nếu quý vị có bảo hiểm y tế. Nếu quý vị có bảo hiểm, Medicare hoặc Medicaid, xin hãy cung cấp thông tin này và nhân viên trong phòng thí nghiệm sẽ gửi hóa đơn cho họ. Quý vị sẽ không trả số tiền nào hết cho cuộc xét nghiệm COVID-19.
  • Quý vị không cần phải có bảo hiểm hoặc giấy báo từ cơ sở chăm sóc sức khỏe để lấy ngày hẹn xét nghiệm.

Các triệu chứng của COVID-19 bao gồm:

  • Sốt hoặc ớn lạnh
  • Ho
  • Hụt hơi hoặc khó thở
  • Mệt mỏi
  • Đau nhức cơ hoặc cơ thể
  • Đau đầu
  • Mất vị giác hoặc khứu giác
  • Đau cổ họng
  • Nghẹt mũi hoặc chảy nước mũi
  • Buồn nôn hoặc nôn mửa
  • Tiêu chảy

Xét nghiệm được ưu tiên nếu quý vị hiện đang có các triệu chứng của COVID-19 hoặc đã có tiếp xúc với bất kỳ ai dương tính với COVID-19.

1. Lên lịch hẹn xét nghiệm

Chọn một địa điểm xét nghiệm dưới đây.    Để cho nhanh hơn, vui lòng đăng ký trực tuyến trước khi đến địa điểm. Các trang web này hiện không chấp thuận cho những khách du lịch Hawaii và quốc tế. Địa điểm xét nghiệm tại Trường Cao đẳng Bellevue hiện do UW Medicine điều hành.

ICHS Ở KHU INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT

Thứ Hai và Thứ Sáu, 9:30 sáng đến 3:00 chiều
720 8th Ave S, Seattle

ICHS Ở THÀNH PHỐ SHORELINE

Thứ Ba và Thứ Năm, 9:30 sáng đến 3:00 chiều
16549 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline

2. Đi đến địa điểm xét nghiệm

Xin hãy mang theo giấy tờ chứng minh, thẻ căn cước có hình của quý vị và thẻ bảo hiểm khi đến chỗ hẹn. Đeo khăn che mặt khi đi đến địa điểm xét nghiệm. Quá trình này sẽ mất khoảng 15 phút. ICHS có hai địa điểm xét nghiệm theo cách lái xe qua Drive-thru và đi bộ vào xét nghiệm. Đây là những địa điểm tự mình lấy mẫu xét nghiệm, nơi các cá nhân tự lấy mẫu bằng cách đút tăm bông gòn vào lỗ mũi trong khi nhân viên tại cơ sở chăm sóc sức khỏe quan sát. Có thông dịch viên nếu quý vị yêu cầu.

3. Xem kết quả xét nghiệm của mình

Kết quả của quý vị sẽ có trong 24-72 giờ. Quý vị sẽ không nhận được thông báo khi có kết quả. Quý vị sẽ nhận được một cuộc điện thoại nếu kết quả xét nghiệm của quý vị là dương tính.

Để tìm kết quả xét nghiệm của quý vị, hãy:
a) Quét mã QR bên dưới bằng ứng dụng chụp hình trên điện thoại của quý vị, HOẶC
b) Tạo tài khoản LabCorp trên mạng https://patient.labcorp.com, HOẶC
c) Tải xuống ứng dụng LabCorp cho bệnh nhân trên điện thoại của quý vị

Xin lưu ý rằng ICHS không phải là một cơ sở y tế khẩn cấp và chúng tôi không cung cấp phương pháp điều trị COVID-19 hoặc xét nghiệm kháng thể. Chúng tôi khuyên quý vị nên thường xuyên truy cập trang mạng của Sở Y Tế Công Cộng – Seattle & Quận King để cập nhật thông tin mới nhất về sức khỏe cộng đồng.

Free COVID-19 testing

Beginning May 3, the Bellevue College COVID-19 testing location will be operated by UW Medicine.

COVID-19 Testing

International Community Health Services is now offering free COVID-19 testing at two locations: in Seattle at its International District clinic and at its Shoreline clinic. Drive-thru and walk-up testing is available to everyone regardless of your citizenship/immigration or insurance status.

If you are experiencing symptom(s) and you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days, get tested immediately! If you have no symptoms, but have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, wait 5-7 days from the date of exposure to get tested.

What you’ll need to get free testing

  • A photo ID with your date of birth. Testing is available regardless of your citizenship/immigration status.
  • Insurance card, if you have insurance. If you have insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, please provide this information and the lab will bill them. You will not be charged for the test.
  • You do not need to have insurance or a provider’s note to schedule a test.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Testing is prioritized if you are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have had contact with anyone who is COVID-19 positive.

1. Schedule a test

Choose a testing location below. To make your experience faster, please register online before going to a location. These sites are not currently approved for Hawaii and international travel. The Bellevue College testing location is now operated by UW Medicine.

ICHS International District Clinic

Monday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
720 8th Ave S, Seattle

ICHS Shoreline Clinic

Tuesday and Thursday. 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
16549 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline

2. Visit the testing site

Please bring your photo ID and insurance card with you to your appointment. Wear your face covering when visiting the site. The process will take about 15 minutes.

Drive-thru and walk-up appointments are available at both ICHS locations. These are self-swab sites, where individuals conduct their own swab while being observed by a health care provider. Translation is available if you need language assistance.

3. Get your results

Your results will be ready in 24-72 hours. You will not receive a notification when your results are available. You will receive a phone call if your test results are positive.

To find your results, either:
a) Scan the QR code using the camera app on your phone, OR
b) Create a LabCorp account at https://patient.labcorp.com, OR
c) Download the LabCorp patient app on your phone

Please note: ICHS is not an emergency medical facility and we are not providing COVID-19 treatment or antibody testing. We recommend regularly visiting the King County Department of Public Health website for the most up-to-date public health information.

Make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine

ICHS Offers COVID-19 vaccine appointments at four locations:

please follow these instructions carefully

  1. ICHS patients, please call 206-788-3700 to make an appointment.
  2. Not an ICHS patient? Please click on the ICHS vaccine clinic locations below to find available appointments. Please do not call. 
  3. ICHS is following the minimum age requirements from COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers. Read the ‘A message from the clinic’ section on the clinic appointment page to confirm you meet the minimum age requirement before you register.
    • Individuals must be 18 years or older in order to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Individuals must be 16 years or older in order to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine appointments are eligible for all who live or work in Washington State.

what to expect on the day of your appointment

Please bring your ID and insurance card if you have health insurance. Please arrive on time for your appointment. You will be given vaccine safety information when you arrive. After you receive your vaccine, ICHS staff will observe you for 15 minutes.

  • If you have a history of allergies or allergic reactions, we will observe you for 30 minutes.

Your second dose appointment

Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are both two-dose vaccines. It is very important that you receive your second dose in order to be fully vaccinated.

ICHS will schedule your second dose with you when you arrive for your first appointment.

  • If you receive the Moderna vaccine, we will schedule your second shot for 28 days later at the same location.
  • If you receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, we will schedule your second shot for 21 days later at the same location.

LOCATIONS

If you are not an ICHS patient, online scheduling is open for space-available, same- and next-day appointments at the below ICHS vaccination locations. Please do not call our call center, you must make your appointment online.

Bush Asia Center

409 Maynard Ave S, Plaza 6

Seattle, WA 98104

Bellevue Clinic

ICHS Bellevue Clinic

1050 140th Ave NE

Bellevue, WA 98005

Shoreline Clinic

16549 Aurora Ave N

Shoreline, WA 98133

NewHolly Gathering Hall

7054 32nd Ave S

Seattle, WA 98118

For more information

ICHS receives first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

ICHS staff COVID19 vaccinations

On Dec. 23, International Community Health Services (ICHS) was among the first of the area’s health centers to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and begin vaccinating frontline health workers.

Reactions were jubilant, as staff saw the end of a challenging year and the nation’s largest health crisis, come into sight.

Ping Yang receives COVID19 vaccine
Ping Yang, ICHS acupuncturist

“The shot has no pain at all for me,” said Ping Yang, acupuncturist, first to be delivered the vaccine at the International District Clinic. “At last I don’t have to worry, because I’m seeing patients every time and no one knows who is carrying what. The vaccine is good for me, my family, my community and hopefully I can visit my parents, they are 97 years old.

Community members can be confident that the vaccine is safe and that it works, said Dr. Asqual Getaneh, ICHS chief medical officer. “I enthusiastically rolled up my sleeve to be vaccinated and urge everyone to do the same. It is the best way to look out for yourself, your family and your community. I will now be able to spend Christmas with my 89-year-old father with additional protection and without great anxiety. This is how we stop people from dying and return to normal life.”

The vials of the Moderna vaccine are a milestone in ending the pandemic. Initial supplies will be limited and given to groups at highest risk, such as health care workers and people in long-term care facilities, said Getaneh. The next priority groups will be essential workers with higher risk of exposure, adults with underlying health conditions and adults 65 years and older. Eventually there will be enough for everyone who wants a vaccination. She urged patience, as well as offered a reminder there will still be a need to wear a mask, maintain distancing and practice good hygiene for some time.

In February 2020, ICHS was the first community health center in the nation to see a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. As a result, ICHS has helped set best practices guiding the response of the nation’s nearly 1,400 federally qualified health centers, which collectively serve 30 million people, most of them low income, immigrants and refugees.


For more information

Visit the Public Health – Seattle & King County website for the latest information and updates about vaccine development and distribution.

We encourage you to talk to your ICHS doctor about the vaccine’s benefits. Please visit our page with COVID-19 vaccine updates to learn more. 

COVID-19: Vaccine update

ICHS patients, call 206-788-3700 to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment today. If you are not an ICHS patient, please don’t contact our call center. Your appointment must be made online.

Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has resumed nationwide. Click here to learn more.

Thank you for your interest in the COVID-19 vaccine.

ICHS is working with public health and community partners to ensure we get as many doses as possible to as many people as possible. An organized and equitable distribution of a vaccine is the key to getting the pandemic under control.

Vaccine appointments are currently for eligible for anyone who lives or works in Washington State. ICHS is offering COVID-19 appointments to people 16+.

We each have a responsibility to ensure that those around us are protected and we help reduce COVID-19 transmission by being vaccinated. This is the only way we can halt the pandemic and ensure the health of our family members, friends and neighbors.

You should follow CDC guidelines once you are fully vaccinated. To learn more about what to do to protect yourself and others once you’ve been fully vaccinated, visit the CDC website here.

FAQs: About Vaccines

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines approved by the FDA work similarly. They cause the body to develop antibodies (fighter cells). A genetic code of a small part of the virus (the spike protein) is injected into the body; this is taken up by cells, which reproduce the protein. These are then recognized by the body as foreign proteins. The fighter cells work to get rid of the proteins, while creating a memory bank of these proteins to defend against future infection.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine works differently than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. A piece of genetic material from the virus’ spike protein is added into another virus. The modified virus enters a cell to put its DNA into the nucleus and give instructions to other cells. Your body reacts by producing antibodies. Your immune system cells then remember how to fight the virus.

The COVID-19 vaccine will be covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance, and will be free if you are uninsured.

The first two COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the FDA, Pfizer and Moderna, both require two shots. The first shot starts building protection. The second one acts as a “booster” to give the most protection. A third vaccine by Johnson & Johnson requires just one shot.

Not getting a vaccination is more than an individual choice, it has a much wider impact on everyone’s health and wellbeing. It will make it harder to achieve herd immunity, a level of immunity that will prevent the virus from circulating in the community, and protect us all. Without immunization, you place yourself at greater risk of severe illness or long-term health issues from COVID-19. When you get the vaccine, you also help protect people in high-risk groups that might not be able to get vaccinated themselves.

Children below age 16 have not been included in the trials and are not considered a priority at this juncture.

Yes. You will not be asked for any proof of citizenship or residency.

Please bring a photo ID with your date of birth. You will not be turned away if you don’t have an ID. If you have health insurance, bring a copy of your insurance card. Please wear a short-sleeved shirt or clothing with sleeves that can be rolled up.

ICHS is following the CDC and FDA recommendation to resume administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. ICHS also continues to work with public health and community partners to administer Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to protect patients and community members.

FAQs: Vaccine Safety

Vaccine safety is a priority. All COVID-19 vaccines must go through a rigorous and multi-step testing and approval process before they can be used. They will only be approved if they pass safety and effectiveness standards. Many people took part in this testing to see how the vaccines offer protection to people of different ages, races and ethnicities, as well as those with different medical conditions. Vaccines will also be monitored for safety once they are given.

After a temporary pause, the CDC and FDA recommend vaccination with the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine resume among people 18 years and older. However, women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare but increased risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). TTS is a serious condition that involves blood clots with low platelets. There are other COVID-19 vaccine options available for which this risk has not been seen.

Your arm may be sore, red or warm to the touch. These symptoms usually go away on their own within a week. Some people report getting a fever, fatigue, headache, chills, or muscle and joint pain. This is a natural response and a sign that your immune system is doing exactly what it is expected to do. It is working to build protection to disease. Vaccines will also be monitored for safety once they are given.

COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in large clinical trials to assess their safety. However, it does take time, and more people need to be vaccinated before we learn about very rare or long-term side effects. That is why safety monitoring will continue by an independent group of experts with the CDC. They will provide regular safety updates for our immediate action.

As of April 23, 2021, more than 8 million Americans have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and it’s proven to be a very safe and effective vaccine in preventing severe and fatal cases of COVID-19. You should expect to have side effects such as soreness in the arm, fever and a headache. 

As of April 23, 2021, experts reviewing safety reports for this vaccine found 15 reports of women who got the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine and later developed thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). TTS is a serious condition that involves blood clots with low platelets.

These reports represent a reporting rate of 7 such events per 1 million vaccinations among women 18 through 49 years old and a rate of 0.9 per 1 million vaccinations among women 50 years and older. For all women, this is a rare adverse event. For men of all ages, the adverse event is even more rare. Reports show that symptoms of this adverse event started between 6 and 15 days after vaccination.

For three weeks after receiving the vaccine, you should be on the lookout for possible symptoms of a blood clot with low platelets. These include:

  • Severe or persistent headaches or blurred vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Leg swelling
  • Persistent abdominal pain
  • Easy bruising or tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the injection site

Seek medical care right away if you develop one or more of these symptoms and report adverse events to VAERS.

If you were scheduled to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, contact your vaccine provider to learn about additional vaccine eligibility.

No, the vaccine will not cause the COVID-19 illness. The vaccine is made up of only a part of the virus (the spike protein), just enough for the body to recognize as a foreign material to produce antibodies. For this reason, the vaccination cannot create a false positive COVID-19 test.

No, while the vaccine is made of a genetic material, it does not interact with the genome. It encodes for specific proteins (in this case the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus), which then gets decoded by the ribosome (protein making organelle/part of a cell) located outside of the nucleus where our genome is housed. mRNA in the cell is also degraded relatively quickly limiting long-lasting impact.

Yes, you can receive COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding. Even though pregnant and breastfeeding women were not included in the clinical trials, experts support vaccination to prevent infection. Read here and here to learn more.

If you have had an immediate allergic reaction — even if it was not severe — to a vaccine or injectable therapy for another disease, ask your doctor if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine. Your doctor will help you decide if it is safe. If you have a severe allergic reaction to the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, which both require two doses, the CDC advises against getting the second dose. The CDC also recommends that people who are allergic to PEG or polysorbate should not get a COVID-19 vaccine.

People with a history of severe allergic reactions not related to vaccines or injectable medications — such as food, pet, venom, environmental, or latex allergies — should get vaccinated. People with a history of allergies to oral medications or a family history of severe allergic reactions may also get vaccinated.

It is safe to be vaccinated if you have mild, cold-like symptoms but we ask you to reschedule if you have a fever.

Some people feel sick after vaccination. These symptoms are the same symptoms we get when we have the infection and are a sign of the body working hard to fight the infection and develop antibodies.

FAQs: Vaccine Effectiveness

No, the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, while using the same approach, are different from each other. So the second dose should be the same vaccine.

We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who get infected or those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.

You will still need to practice precautions like wearing a mask, social distancing, handwashing and other hygiene measures until many more people are vaccinated. This is because there’s still a chance you could pass the virus to someone else even though you don’t get sick yourself.

Multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants are circulating globally and scientists are working to learn more about them. The current vaccines were designed around earlier versions of coronavirus, but scientists believe they should still work against new variants, although perhaps not quite as well.

We can expect variants to continue to emerge in the future as the virus evolves. Efforts are now underway to redesign the current vaccines to be a better match. In the future, we may need a new COVID-19 shot each year like we do with flu immunizations, to account for any changes in circulating viruses.

If you’ve had COVID-19, you have natural immunity that may last months to years but is not indefinite. People who have had COVID-19 are advised to get the vaccine because they could still be reinfected and could still possibly infect someone else.

Both the vaccines from Pfizer and from Moderna have two doses. After only one shot your protection might be around 50%. The second shot provides a boost that gives strong, long-lasting immunity. After both shots, the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have 94% and 95% efficacy, respectively.

It will take about a week after the second shot of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for you to have the vaccine’s full protection. You will have full protection from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine one week after your shot.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines currently approved by the FDA require two shots to be fully effective. A third vaccine by Johnson & Johnson requires only one shot. The CDC says your second shot can be scheduled up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first and remain effective. If a delay occurs, there is no need to repeat the first shot again.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both work well, offering strong protection after two shots and over 90% protective across age groups and racial and ethnic groups. A third vaccine by Johnson & Johnson has been shown to offer strong protection but was paused nationwide by the CDC and FDA as of April 13 to examine data of reported six cases of adverse events. These six cases represent a fraction of a percent of the 6.8 million people in the United States who have received the Janssen vaccine.

The evidence is clear — you should get the first vaccine available to you instead of waiting for a particular one. This is the best way to protect yourself, as well as everyone else. Immunizing as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, will help us to reduce overall COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

A study suggesting the Pfizer vaccine was less effective among Asian Americans did not have not enough people participating from within those groups to give data for a firm conclusion. There is no reason to believe that any one vaccine is less effective among Asians and NHPI, AIAN or multiracial groups.

You should follow CDC guidelines once you are fully vaccinated. Continue taking precautions in public places by wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and wash your hands often. To learn more about what to do to protect yourself and others once you’ve been fully vaccinated, visit the CDC website here.

Регистрация онлайн на бесплатный тест на COVID-19

С 1 Mая центр тестирования на COVID-19 Bellevue College будет находиться в ведении UW Medicine.

COVID-19 Testing

International Community Health Services предлагает бесплатные тесты на COVID-19 в двух местах: в своей клинике в International District в Сиэтле и своей клинике в Shoreline. Тест можно сделать на улице или не выходя из машины, независимо от вашего гражданства/иммиграционного статуса и наличия страховки.

Если у вас имеются симптомы и был контакт с носителем COVID-19 за последние 14 дней, срочно сделайте тест! Если у вас нет симптомов, но был контакт с носителем COVID-19, подождите 5-7 дней после контакта, прежде чем делать тест.

ЧТО НУЖНО ДЛЯ БЕСПЛАТНОГО ТЕСТА

  • Удостоверение личности с фото и датой рождения.  Тестирование проводится независимо от гражданства/иммиграционного статуса.
  • Карточка медицинского страхования, если вы застрахованы. Если у вас есть страховка, Medicare или Medicaid, предоставьте эту информацию, и лаборатория выставит им счет. Вам не придется платить за тест.
  • Для записи на тест вам не обязательно иметь страховку или направление врача.

Симптомы COVID-19 включают:

  • Высокая температура или озноб
  • Кашель
  • Одышка или затрудненное дыхание
  • Утомляемость
  • Боль в мышцах или ломота в теле
  • Головная боль
  • Новая потеря чувства вкуса или запаха
  • Воспаление горла
  • Заложенный нос или насморк
  • Тошнота или рвота
  • Понос

Приоритет отдается тем, у кого имеются симптомы COVID-19 или был контакт с носителем COVID-19.

1. Запишитесь на тест

Выберите один из нижеперечисленных пунктов тестирования. Прежде чем отправляться в пункт тестирования, зарегистрируйтесь онлайн. Эти места в настоящее время не одобрены для Гавайев и международных поездок. Центр тестирования Bellevue College теперь находится в ведении UW Medicine.

Клиника ICHS International District

По понедельника и пятницам 9:30-15:00
720 8th Ave S, Seattle

Клиника ICHS Shoreline

По вторникам и четвергам 9:30-15:00
16549 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline

2. Посетите пункт тестирования

Возьмите с собой удостоверение личности и карточку медицинского страхования. При посещении пункта тестирования наденьте маску. Процедура займет около 15 минут. В обеих клиниках ICHS можно записаться на тест не выходя из автомобиля или на улице. Это пункты самостоятельного тестирования, т.е. пациент сам берет мазок под наблюдением медработника. Если нужно, вам предоставят переводчика.

3. Получите результаты

Результаты будут готовы через 24-72 часов. Вы не получите уведомления о том, что результат теста готов. Вам позвонят только в случае положительного результата теста.

Чтобы узнать результат, вы можете:
a) Отсканировать QR-код на телефон при помощи специальной программы, ИЛИ
b) Создать аккаунт на сайте LabCorp https://patient.labcorp.com, ИЛИ
с) Загрузить приложение LabCorp для пациентов в свой телефон

Примечание: ICHS не является учреждением скорой медицинской помощи и не предоставляет лечение от COVID-19 и тестирование на антитела. Рекомендуем регулярно посещать веб-сайт Отдела здравоохранения округа Кинг, где публикуются последние сообщения в области здравоохранения.