Providence Now Vaccinating Phase 1B tier 1: Vaccine Supply Remains Limited

Submitted by Providence

Providence continues to expand vaccine distribution in Southwest Washington. In response to the Governor’s recent announcement, we are moving as quickly as possible in coordination with the distribution and allocation of the vaccine from federal and state resources.

“We ask for your continued patience as vaccine supply is limited. To date we have vaccinated more than 6,000 health care workers and first responders and we will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to our community as additional vaccine becomes available,” said Darin Goss, Chief Executive, Providence Southwest Washington. “Everyone will have their opportunity to get their vaccine.”

In Thurston County, a few clinics will be held this week, January 21- 23 by appointment only for phase 1B tier 1 community members and those remaining in phase 1A. In order to be eligible for an appointment you MUST meet the requirements set by Washington DOH for phase 1A or 1B tier 1, found on the Washington DOH website. To request an appointment, fill out the form on the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services COVID-19 website and submit your name and email address.

You will be sent a link to schedule your appointment. This is on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments can be made over the phone, and no walk-in vaccinations will be made.

Another option to schedule an appointment is by utilizing the FindYourPhaseWA.org tool on the Washington State Department of Health website. If you are eligible to receive the vaccine, the tool will direct you to links to a Providence clinic to schedule an appointment. Due to a limited vaccine supply, available appointments may vary. As more vaccine becomes available additional appointments will be added and updated.

“Rest assured, your health and well-being remain our highest priority. Information will be updated as vaccine is made available,” said Dr. Kevin Caserta, Chief Medical Officer, Providence Southwest Washington. “We all need to continue to mask, social distance, and take necessary cleaning and hygiene precautions. We are optimistic that this vaccine is our first step in healing our community and country. Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Please visit  the Providence website, and click on Washington for additional information.

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