UPDATE ON VACCINES FOR COPA KIDS AGE 5 – 11 [post date: 11.5.21]

Appointments are now available for COPA patients age 5 and up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at their regularly scheduled well-child visit or other non-respiratory symptom appointment. Patients may also schedule an appointment to specifically receive the COVID-19 Vaccine at any of the vaccine clinics listed below or during other nurse appointments available throughout the week.

IF YOU ARE A COPA PATIENT, SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT BY CALLING 541-389-6313

  • Saturday Clinics at Northwest Crossing location from 9 am to 4:30 pm [760 NW York Dr in Bend]
  • Tuesday and Thursday Clinics at East Bend Clinic  from 9 am to 4:30 pm [2200 NE Professional Dr in Bend]
  • Vaccines are available during regularly scheduled non-respiratory appointments and specific vaccine nurse appointments

COPA urges all families to get the COVID vaccine for themselves and their eligible child (age 5 and up) as soon as possible, to protect family and friends and help slow the spread of the virus. Children age 12 – 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a vaccination. Individuals age 15 and up are welcome to schedule their own vaccine or walk-in to participating pharmacies and medical clinics (see below).

If you are not a COPA Patient, please look to the links below for area vaccine locations.

CENTRAL OREGON REGIONAL VACCINE AVAILABILITY

Regional Vaccine Clinics for Kids

Area Clinics and Physicians Offering Vaccines

Deschutes County Vaccine Information

Local pharmacies offering Vaccines


TESTING FOR COVID-19

COPA offers its current patients both a rapid COVID antigen test (SOFIA) that has results in 15 minutes, and a NAAT test (HOLOGIC) that offers increased ability to detect the virus with a turn-around time of 24-48 hrs. Call COPA to schedule a COVID test after exposure or concerns with symptoms.

COPA is not offering COVID testing for events or travel.

Read more about interpreting the Sofia SARS Antigen Test (rapid) results, the different types of tests for COVID, and what to do if you’ve been exposed.

Update 11/20/21: Deschutes County Health Services, Central Oregon Community College and the Oregon Health Authority are partnering to offer the first no-cost rapid PCR testing site in Oregon. Appointments are available at the COCC Redmond campus, Thursdays through Mondays from noon to 7 p.m. https://www.deschutes.org/health/page/covid-19-testing

The State offers more information for local COVID-19 testing sites. https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-testing

COPA recommends following the Deschutes County Guidelines for quarantine when exposed to a COVID positive individual.


TRANSPORTATION FOR COVID-19 RELATED VACCINE SERVICES

Medical transportation: For PacificSource OHP, call LogistiCare: 855-397-3619. Please allow 48-hours notice to arrange a ride.

Sisters to Redmond: STARS 541-904-5545 or email stars4ride@gmail.com.

Dial-A-Ride: Cascade East Transit 541-385-8680. Please call at least 24 hours in advance of appointment and ask for a separate return trip.

Check with Uber and Lyft which are offering discounted rides for those needing transportation to get a vaccine.


PRIMARY DATA SOURCES FOR COVID-19

COVID-19 PREVENTION IN SCHOOLS

ABC Science Collaborative – Opening School Report

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools, Early Care and Education Programs

SARS-CoV-2 Secondary Transmission in K-12 Schools Implementing Mitigation Strategies 

COVID-19 Cases and Transmission in K-12 Schools

CDC Guidance for Opening K-12 Schools

COVID-19 and MASKS

Assessment of Respiratory Function in Infants and Young Children Wearing Face Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Low SARS-CoV-2 in Elementary Schools When Wearing Masks

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendation for Use of Masks

Community Use of Cloth Masks

COVID-19 ADDITIONAL VACCINE DATA and RESOURCES

AAP COVID-19 Vaccine in age 5 – 11

COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations for children age 5 – 11

Key Things To Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

COVID-19 Science Briefs


Dr. Logan Clausen, Chief Medical OFficer