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COVID-19 Information

 

During these difficult times we are making every effort to keep our patients and staff safe from COVID-19, we appreciate your patience and understanding with the changes you may have seen within our practice.

We strive to protect our patients and staff as much as we possibly can from any exposure on our premises.  NWMS has implemented a system wide policy that does not allow anyone in the building that is not a patient and everyone must wear an NWMS provided mask over their mouth and nose during their time on our premises.  This is to protect our vulnerable patients from the unforeseen possibility of exposure to COVID-19 which can be transmitted through aerosol droplets.  Sadly, we have had patients that have died from the complications of COVID-19, which is both devastating and preventable.

hand sanitizer and mask

We offer a virtual option for family, friends, and companions to participate in the care of our patients through Zoom.  Our staff will assist you with every step of the login process and invite you to participate in real time from your vehicle or designated safe space in our building. Please contact us at 253-428-8700 to set this up.

NWMS is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of COVID-19.

Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updated information from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control.

 

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT NWMS HAS RECEIVED THE COVID-19 VACCINE. DUE TO LIMITED SUPPLY THE VACCINES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO NWMS PATIENTS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Please utilize the link below to schedule an appointment. If no appointments are available please continue to monitor our website for more updates.

Please do not call the clinic to schedule or check your status. We need to make every effort to keep our phone lines open.

NWMS is following state and local eligibility requirements to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccine allocation and eligibility requirements vary by state.

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY: Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tier 1

-65 years or older.

-50 years or older and live in a multigenerational household (two or more generations).

-People who work in healthcare and can’t work remotely.

-Medical first responders.

-People who live or work in long-term care facilities.

 

NWMS will make every effort to schedule your second vaccine dose as close to recommended guidelines as possible. However, vaccine supply is currently inconsistent, and your second dose may be delayed. Please see current guidelines for additional information: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html

 

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINE.

 

THIS WEBSITE LISTS ALL THE VACCINE LOCATIONS IN WA STATE:

https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/VaccineLocations

 

If you received your vaccine already, its important that you let your provider know. Please also bring a copy of your vaccination card with you to your appointment.

For those who have received the vaccine-

We would like to address a question that we have gotten frequently: Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have gotten 2 doses of the vaccine?

Yes. Not enough information is currently available to say if or when CDC will stop recommending that people wear masks and avoid close contact with others to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide in real-world conditions before making that decision. Other factors, including how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect this decision. We also don’t yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people, even if you don’t get sick yourself. CDC will continue to update this page as we learn more.

While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic.

To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
  • Wash your hands often

Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC’s recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19.

 

Current COVID-19 Information:

 

The following offices are temporarily closed:

  • Bonney Lake
  • Federal Way

 

Drive Up Labs: If you have been instructed to utilize the drive up labs at our Puyallup location, please use the route shown below. The drive up lab is open from 8am-4:30pm.

 

Message to our patients from Dr. Frank Senecal:

 

Educational videos on the COVID- 19 vaccination:

 

Here are a few additional resources:

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control

 

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (253) 428-8700.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 OR TO CHECK OUR VACCINE AVAILABILITY, CLICK HERE.