Due to the high volume of vaccines requested, the Tribe has opened an additional vaccination site at Seven Feathers Hotel and Resort. All eligible vaccine individuals can call for an appointment at 541-691-2483 or walk-in Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is recommended that walk-ins arrive as early as possible, as the site’s daily capacity fills up fast. The site only provides vaccines; no medical appointments will be provided. When you arrive on site, please park in the COVID-19 Vaccine Parking. Please know that the eligibility for this site is:
Want to skip the waiting? Download, fill-out, and print the following forms. Bring all the forms with you to the vaccine site and fast-track your wait time.
This drive-thru site is only for 2nd vaccine shot patients who received initial shots at the COVID-19 Mass Vaccine site. The drive-thru is by appointment only, so call 541-691-2483 to set up your visit.
Please enter from Main Street when you arrive, as there is no access to this site via the Seven Feathers Casino and Resort. Please do not arrive earlier than your scheduled appointment, as there is no paperwork to fill out. Bring a copy of your ID and your COVID-19 vaccine shot card.
Are there any side-effects? The current Moderna studies show that the most common side effects included soreness, redness, or swelling around the injection site, fever, fatigue, body aches, or headache. There were no serious adverse events. These are similar side effect that you see in other vaccines.
Will I have to pay to get vaccinated? Vaccine doses are provided to the Tribe free of charge and will be given to people at no cost. However, the Tribe will charge insurance an administration fee for giving the shots to someone. But the patient will not pay any out-of-pocket cost to receive the vaccine.
Can I catch COVID-19 from the vaccine? No, this vaccine only uses a sub-part of the virus’s structure. The vaccine does not contain live virus.
Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe? COVID-19 vaccines have been evaluated extensively in large-scale clinical trials that involved more people than a typical vaccine trial. These trials involved adults from a diverse background and inclusive range of races, ethnicities and ages. COVID-19 vaccines are vetted for safety and efficacy by three independent scientific groups, including the Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
If you are not a current clinic patient and want to be vaccinated, you will need to become a clinic patient. This may take 1-2 weeks to complete an application, transfer medical records, and be accepted as a new patient. After becoming a patient, you can become vaccinated at the Seven Feathers vaccination site or at the clinic per an appointment.
If you are already a Cow Creek clinic patient, and already have a recent appointment to see your provider, you can contact the Cow Creek Health and Wellness Clinic about your appointment and request additional time for a vaccine.
How does the vaccine work? The vaccine is made from messenger RNA, or mRNA, which is only a sub-part of the COVID-19 virus. Inclusion of the mRNA material from the virus gives our cells instructions for how to fight the virus if we are infected in the future. The Moderna vaccine is reportedly about 95% effective after two doses.
Will I still need to wear a mask after I get the COVID-19 vaccination? The vaccine will keep you from getting sick, but it still may be possible to get, carry, and transmit the virus. It will also take time for us to get everyone vaccinated. We don’t yet know when we’ll be able to stop wearing masks and maintaining physical distance, but experts will continue to watch the spread of the disease in Oregon. Only when the spread of disease is low enough, these additional protective measures can be stopped.
I’ve already had COVID-19 and recovered. Do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available? Yes, CDC recommends that COVID-19 vaccination can be given regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection. However, anyone currently infected with COVID-19 should wait to get vaccinated until after their illness has resolved and after they have met the criteria to discontinue isolation. Additionally, people with a recent infection may delay vaccination until the end of that 90-day period, as immunity to the virus is still present from infection.
Does COVID-19 infection provide longer immunity than the COVID-19 vaccine? The protection someone gains from having an infection (called natural immunity) varies depending on the disease, and it varies from person to person. Current evidence suggests that reinfection with the virus that causes COVID-19 is uncommon in the 90 days after the initial infection. Regarding vaccination, we won’t know how long immunity lasts until we have more data on how long it works. However, scientists are currently working on this information now, and CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.
What are the side effects of the vaccine? To date, more than 55 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The real-world experience with the vaccine seems to reflect what researchers expected. For starters, side effects tend to be more common after the second dose of the vaccine.
On the arm where you got the shot:
Throughout the rest of your body:
Side effects are typically more pronounced among younger people than older people, likely because their immune systems are more robust.
To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot:
To reduce discomfort from fever: