COVID Testing available at Good Shepherd Urgent Care by appointment. Please call ahead to 541-567-2995. COVID testing is also available at the following local locations:
Good Shepherd is offering free COVID vaccines within our Good Shepherd Medical Group Clinics. GSHCS will no longer be holding weekly mass vaccine events. The following clinics have Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available during normal business hours:
Good Shepherd has both the Moderna vaccine (authorized for those 18 and older) and the Pfizer vaccine (authorized for those 12 and older) as well as the Johnson and Johnson vaccine (authorized for those 18 and older). For ages 12 to 14 a parent or guardian must be present, and for those ages 15 and above, per Oregon Law, can self-consent for the vaccine.
Individuals do not need to bring anything with them and should prepare for 15 minutes of required monitoring after vaccine administration. Community members may call and leave a message on Good Shepherd’s COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 541.667.3426 should they have any questions vaccines.
The Pfizer vaccine is available for 5-11 year-olds by appointment at Good Shepherd Urgent Care (541.567.2995) as well as Good Shepherd Pediatrics Clinic (541.667.3740), or book an appointment online at https://www.gshealth.org/good-shepherd-medical-group/pediatrics. Other local locations offering the vaccine are listed on Umatilla County Public Health’s website at https://ucohealth.net/covid-events-new/hermiston.
For community members that do not have an established provider at GSHCS, vaccines are available at Good Shepherd Urgent Care during the business hours of Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday’s 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sunday’s 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Visit this link (Model Standing Order and Immunization Protocol Template (oregon.gov)) for information about boosters (3rd doses). Booster doses (3rd doses) are not currently recommended for persons who received Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines. The current recommendations for booster doses (3rd doses) are for all persons ≥ 65 years of age, and for patients ≥ 18 years of age with underlying conditions or who work in high-risk occupations and only if you have received the Pfizer vaccine originally.
COVID-19 is a new virus strain that is believed to spread in similar ways as the common cold. Symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. A health care provider can give you instructions for seeking care.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and other authorities, the risk for exposure in the United States is in an accelerated phase, and our community has reported COVID-19 cases.. We continue to follow established infection prevention protocols and remain prepared to care for patients.
Our health care system is working closely with our state and local health authorities to care for potentially affected individuals while taking steps to limit person-to-person spread within our communities. We have protocols in place, including training our staff and practicing for these scenarios. Constant monitoring and necessary precaution measures to ensure the safety of our patients, caregivers, visitors and community members have been put into place.
COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes and to what extent it may spread in the United States.