COVID-19 Vaccine Update
On April 19, 2021, all individuals age 16 and above are eligible to receive the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine. We have received many calls from our patients and parents inquiring how to receive the vaccine.
At this time, Metropolitan Pediatrics is not able to provide the vaccine for our patients and parents. Currently, the only vaccine approved for the 16-17 age group is the Pfizer vaccine. This vaccine has complex storage and expiration requirements. We are working with the Oregon Health Authority to potentially be able to administer the Pfizer vaccine.
For now, we strongly encourage all our adolescent patients, ages 16 and above, to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You can find information on how to sign up for vaccine opportunities at govstatus.egov.com/find-covid-19-vaccine.
We are all hopeful for the chance to once again gather with friends and family as we have in the past. In the meantime, remember our plan to keep each other safe: wear a mask, physically distance six feet apart, and practice good handwashing!