January 22, 2021
Northeast Tri-County Health District released the following news release today giving a vaccination update for N.E. Washington.
Following Washington’s COVID-19 vaccine phases, providers in NE Washington are working to vaccinate individuals in Phase 1B tier 1 which includes:
- All people 65 years or older
- All people 50 years or older in multigenerational households (homes where individuals from 2 or more generations reside such as an elder and a grandchild)
Given the number of individuals in this category and current vaccination allocation, this phase is expected to take several weeks to complete.
Vaccine availability has been significantly limited based on allocations arriving into the state. Local clinics and hospitals have worked extremely hard to administer vaccines that have arrived in the area. At the close of this week, there will be no 1st dose allocations to give until additional vaccine supplies arrive. Information of how many doses have been given in each county can be found at Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) Data Dashboard.
The ability to receive the vaccine is highly dependent upon vaccine allocations received at each location and scheduling limitations. The vaccine may not be immediately available at all locations so please be patient. If you meet the eligibility criteria noted above, we recommend that you visit the website and social media pages for area vaccine providers to see if they have vaccine supply available and are currently scheduling appointments.
For individuals who do not fit the current eligibility criteria, please wait to call for an appointment until your group does become eligible. This will allow more efficient movement through each phase.
Washington’s COVID-19 Vaccine Phases provide an estimated timeline of when the additional tiers can expect to receive the vaccine. An additional resource can be found at www.findyourphasewa.org which can assist individuals in determining eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine and if eligible, it will provide a link of potential provider sites in your county.
Eligible Phase B1 Tier 1 individuals can contact area vaccine providers, but please note that inventory varies daily for each location and vaccine providers may not have vaccine supplies available or be scheduling appointments at this time due to limited vaccine availability. Updated information of locations and availability can be found at DOH Vaccine Locations.
For the full news release click here.
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