Sensory-Friendly Child & Teen Vaccination & Booster Clinic (Eugene)

Sensory-Friendly Child & Teen Vaccination & Booster Clinic (Eugene)

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Unitarian Universalist Church In Eugene

1685 West 13th Avenue

Eugene, OR 97402

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A sensory-friendly vaccination clinic for child and teens who may need extra time, patience, and accommodations.

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Registration Is Required

Supported by The Arc Lane County, we are hosting a sensory-friendly vaccination clinic for children and teens who may need extra time, patience, and accommodations to get their Influenza and COVID vaccines or boosters.

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccines

Children (6 months - 4 years):

Note: We cannot currently guarantee which vaccination will be available for children in this age group. However you can reserve your child's vaccination spot. Please check back frequently once CDC , CDC Director, Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, Oregon Health Authority approvals and additional information is obtained.

Pfizer-BioNTech Pediatric

  • 3-dose series. First and second dose separated by 21 days. Third dose 60 days (2 months) after second.

Moderna Pediatric (Up to 5 years)

  • 2-dose series separated by 28 days.

Children (5-11):

Pfizer-BioNTech Pediatric

  • 2-dose series separated by 21 days
  • 3rd dose separated by 28 days after 2nd dose for the moderately or severely immunocompromised
  • Booster dose at least 5 months after the last dose of vaccine primary series

Moderna Pediatric (6 years to 11 years)

  • 2-dose series separated by 28 days.

Teens (12-17):

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccination & Booster

  • 2-dose series separated by 21 days, or 8 weeks for most males 12-39 years old.
  • 3rd dose separated by 28 days after 2nd dose for the moderately or severely immunocompromised
  • First booster dose at least 5 months after an mRNA 2-dose primary series or at least 2 months after a Janssen single-dose primary series
  • Second booster is at least 4 months, regardless of primary series or first booster dose product.
  • For moderately or severely immunocompromised, booster dose least 3 months after 3nd dose.

Adults (18+):

Note: Adult vaccinations and boosters will only be available on a case-by-case basis for adult IDD* individuals, and parents/adult family members of those children and/or teens obtaining vaccinations or boosters.

Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Adult Vaccination & Boosters

  • 2-dose series separated by 21 days or 8 weeks for most males 12-39 years old.
  • 3rd dose separated by 28 days after 2nd dose for the moderately or severely immunocompromised.
  • First booster dose at least 5 months after the last dose of vaccine primary series
  • Second booster dose at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
  • For moderately or severely immunocompromised, booster dose at least 3 months after 3rd dose.

Influenza Vaccination

Vaccination for influenza will also be available at this clinic for anyone 6 months or older. For those eligible for the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, you can get your Influenza vaccination at the same time.

More information via Oregon Health Authority.

Mix-and-Match

If you are an adult, it is OK to switch to a different booster type that may be different from your primary series.

Examples:

  • Primary Series: Moderna
  • First Booster: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Second Booster: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Primary Series: Pfizer-BioNTech
  • First Booster: Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna
  • Second Booster: Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna
  • Primary: Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • First Booster: Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna
  • Second Booster: Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

Evidence suggests that mixing-and-matching vaccines for your first booster dose produces a stronger, more robust immune response, likely because the vaccines stimulate our immune system in different ways. Although there isn’t much data on the fourth dose, infectious disease experts suspect that mixing up your second booster will be similarly beneficial.

Second Boosters

Everyone ages 12 years and older should get a booster when they are eligible. Some people may get a second booster dose.

The following information may be helpful when you decide on a second COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.

Who is eligible:

  • People 50 years of age and older, regardless of health status
  • People 12 years of age and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
  • People 18 years of age and older who received 2 doses of Janssen vaccine

Who might also consider getting a 2nd booster dose now:

Among people who meet the criteria for eligibility (listed above; "who is eligible"), clinical considerations for getting the dose now include:

  • People with underlying medical conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 disease
  • Providers caring for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may take into consideration the patient's degree of immunosuppression, as well as timing (e.g., initiation or resumption of immunosuppressive therapies)
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
  • People who live with someone who is immunocompromised, at increased risk for severe disease, or who cannot be vaccinated due to age or contraindication
  • People at increased risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, such as through occupational, institutional, or other activities (e.g., travel, large gatherings)
  • People who live or work in or near an area where the COVID-19 community level is medium or high or are traveling to such an area

CDC Documentation on Second Boosters

CDC increases recommended wait period between doses of COVID-19 mRNA primary series vaccines for some people

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that some people, especially males ages 12-39, wait up to eight weeks between the first and second doses of a Moderna or Pfizer primary vaccine series. While the risk is already low, recent studies suggest that a longer wait between doses may further reduce the risk of the heart condition, myocarditis, following vaccination. Studies have also shown that more antibodies get built when primary doses are spread at least six weeks apart, which may improve vaccine efficacy.

More information available via Oregon Health Authority here.

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Accessibility & Accommodations

This clinic is specifically designed to be accessible and accommodating to the needs of our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) community.

This venue features:

  • Accessible parking
  • Wide doorways
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Multiple rooms
  • Quiet spaces
  • All LED lighting (no fluorescent lights)
  • Spanish and ASL Interpreters

In addition, we will have the following:

  • HugglePods
  • Weighted lap blankets
  • Hearing protection
  • Fidgets
  • Videos
  • WIFI

If you need specific accommodations, additional time, or have other concerns or questions, please email or call The Arc Lane County's Community Health team at communityhealth@arclane.org 458-215-4268.

Restraint

To ensure the safety of your children and clinic staff, and to promote a positive experience, children may not be restrained by vaccination staff to force vaccination.

The point of the sensory-friendly clinic is to be a calm and compatible environment. Even if your child is not able to be vaccinated, we want them to come away with a positive experience that will set them up for success at another sensory-friendly clinic or some other clinic or their pediatrician.

If your child requires more support for vaccination, please schedule an appointment with your child’s pediatrician or family doctor, or contact Lane County Public Health or The Arc Lane County for more appropriate options.

Transportation

If you need transportation to this clinic, please email or call The Arc Lane County's Community Health team at communityhealth@arclane.org 458-215-4268.

Insurance, Cost & Immigration Status

You do not need insurance and there is no charge of any kind for the vaccine.

We will not ask about immigration status. The COVID- 19 vaccine is free regardless of immigration or insurance status.

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Free Food Boxes & Resources

If you, your family, friends or someone else you know can benefit from free non-perishable food boxes, please select up to four (4) food boxes to be available for pickup at the clinic.

Outside of the clinic, if you need food or other resources, please contact the resource specialists at our CARES Center:

  • https://getfoodlane.org/
  • CARES Center Direct Telephone: 458-215-4272
  • CARES Center Telephone for Spanish Speakers: 458-215-4277

Looking for COVID Testing?

Go to the Lane County Public Health's webpage to register for a testing clinic:

https://bit.ly/LCPHCovidTesting

Or call them at: (541) 682-1380.

FAQ:

Q: What if I schedule a vaccination for my child, but at the clinic. they are too dysregulated to be successfully vaccinated?

A: If your child learns what a sensory-friendly vaccination clinic is all about, have their questions answered, get some fidgets, fun things, food, and come away with a positive experience, then it will set them up for success at our next clinic or some other clinic.

Q: Do I provide registration information for each child/teen needing a vaccination/booster?

A: We cannot and will not collect information about your children. Please only provide registration information in Eventbrite on yourself as a parent/guardian on behalf of your child/teen. Only the medical team will collect and store information about each child/teen receiving a vaccination/booster at the time of the clinic. The Arc Lane County does not have access to the information that the medical team collects from you.

Q: Your previous clinics were drive-through. Why is this one indoors?

A: We prefer drive-through clinics for numerous reasons. However, the wet and cold weather has made it difficult to keep our staff dry and warm as well as our supplies dry.

Q: Is this clinic open to all children or specifically IDD?

A: This event is for all children and teens, with a special focus on creating a sensory-friendly environment for IDD individuals.

Q: Can I get an adult booster while my kids get their vaccination/booster?

A: Although this is not an adult booster clinic, if your child(ren) is getting a vaccination/booster, you can get your booster at the same time. After selecting a vaccination/booster time for your child, scroll all the way down to the bottom and choose "Adult (18+) Booster".

Questions / Feedback / Help?

  • The Arc Lane County
    • Community Health Department
    • 458-215-4268
    • communityhealth@arclane.org

    Spanish/Español

    Una clínica de vacunación adaptada a las necesidades sensoriales de las personas de todas las edades que puedan necesitar más tiempo, paciencia y adaptaciones.

    Se requiere inscripción

    Con el apoyo de El Arc de Lane County, estamos organizando una clínica de vacunación para niños de 5 a 11 años, y refuerzos para los adolescentes de 12 a 17 años.

    Niños (5-11):

    • Pfizer-BioNTech Pediátrica
    • Serie de 2 dosis separadas por 21 días

    Adolescentes (12-17):

    • Pfizer-BioNTech de refuerzo
    • Dosis de refuerzo al menos 5 meses después de la última dosis de la segunda vacuna

    Adultos (mayores de 18 años):

    • Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech Adult Booster
    • Dosis de refuerzo al menos 5 meses después de la última dosis de la segunda vacuna
    • Nota: Las dosis de refuerzo para adultos sólo estarán disponibles caso por caso para personas adultas con IDD*, y para los padres/familiares adultos de esos niños y/o adolescentes que obtengan vacunas o refuerzos.

    (* IDD: Discapacidad Intelectual y del Desarrollo)

    Accesibilidad y adaptaciones

    Esta clínica está diseñada específicamente para ser accesible y adaptarse a las necesidades de nuestra comunidad de Discapacitados Intelectuales y del Desarrollo (IDD).

    • Esta sede cuenta con:Aparcamiento accesible
    • Puertas anchas
    • Baños accesibles
    • Habitaciones múltiples
    • Espacios silenciosos
    • Toda la iluminación es de tipo LED (no hay luces fluorescentes)
    • Además, contaremos con lo siguienteHugglePods
    • Mantas de regazo con peso
    • Protectores auditivos
    • Fidgets
    • Vídeos
    • WIFI

    Si necesita adaptaciones específicas, tiempo adicional, o tiene otras preocupaciones o preguntas, por favor envíe un correo electrónico o llame al 458-215-4277.

    Transporte

    Si necesita transporte para esta clínica, por favor envíe un correo electrónico o llame al 458-215-4277.

    Restricción

    Para garantizar la seguridad de sus hijos y del personal de la clínica, los niños no pueden ser sujetados por los padres o el personal de vacunación para forzar la vacunación. Si su hijo requiere más apoyo para la vacunación, por favor de hacer una cita con el pediatra de su hijo o el médico de familia, o póngase en contacto con Lane County Public Health o The Arc Lane County para obtener opciones más apropiadas.

    Seguro, coste y situación de inmigración

    No necesita un seguro y la vacuna no tiene ningún coste.

    No le preguntaremos por su situación de inmigración. La vacuna COVID- 19 es gratuita independientemente de la situación de inmigración o del seguro.

    Cajas de alimentos

    Debido a la falta de tiempo, no pudimos coordinar el transporte de cajas de alimentos a esta clínica. Sin embargo, si necesita caja de comida, por favor, póngase en contacto con los especialistas en recursos de nuestro Centro CARES:

    • https://getfoodlane.org/
    • https://getfoodlane-org.translate.goog/?_x_tr_sl=en&_x_tr_tl=es
    • Teléfono del Centro CARES para hispanohablantes: 458-215-4277

    Los CDC aumentan el período de espera recomendado entre dosis de la primeria serie de vacunas de COVID-19 de mRNA para algunas personas

    Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) recomiendan que algunas personas, especialmente los hombres de 12 a 39 años esperen hasta ocho semanas entre la primera y la segunda dosis de una serie de vacunas de Moderna o Pfizer. Si bien el riesgo ya es bajo, estudios recientes sugieren que una espera más prolongada entre las dosis puede reducir aún más el riesgo de la afección cardíaca o miocarditis, después de la vacunación. Los estudios también han demostrado que se generan más anticuerpos cuando las primeras dosis se aplican con al menos seis semanas de diferencia, lo que puede mejorar la eficacia de la vacuna.

    Oregon Health Authority

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