03/07/22 Health Advisory: Update on Johnson & Johnson vaccine ordering and guidance for healthcare settings

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COVID-19 vaccine information

COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 test processing

Labs report varying amounts of time to process COVID-19 tests. To support faster turnaround, we encourage providers to use in-state labs. The table below shows COVID-19 test processing times for in-state private labs. If you have questions about Health Department-facilitated antigen tests, contact epitesting@tpchd.org.

LabTime to process testTests processed daily
FidaLab24 hours500
Kaiser24–48 hours600
LabCorp24–48 hoursUnknown
Northwest Pathology24 hours3,000
Quest24–48 hours700
UW Virology12–24 hours10,000–11,000
Atlas Genomic24–48 hours10,000

COVID-19 therapies

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) allocates monoclonal antibodies and oral antivirals to each state. DOH distributes doses to enrolled providers. Providers must enroll in Healthcare Partner Ordering Portal (HPoP) to manage COVID-19 therapies. Email mcm@doh.wa.gov for support enrolling.

Once enrolled, to request a supply of monoclonal antibodies or therapeutics, complete a smart sheet.

Supplies of all therapies are currently limited. Commercial and independent pharmacies may have oral antivirals. Hospital-associated systems may have monoclonal antibodies. All therapies must be dispensed by prescription. Therapies from pharmacies may be intended for home delivery. Patients with questions about accessing their medication should call the pharmacy.

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COVID-19 prevention

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Immediately report COVID-19

Providers must fax positive lab results with demographic information to 509-249-6628.

Contacting the Health Department

Questions? Contact Yakima Health District at (509) 575-4040 or (800) 535-5016.

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