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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Planning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the emergency use of both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Following FDA's approval, both vaccines have been distributed and administered throughout Washington state. Click here to learn more about the vaccine.



YAKIMA COUNTY VACCINE DISTRIBUTION


Yakima County has begun to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines have been distributed to Yakima County's three hospitals and four additional sites including pharmacies and federally qualified health centers. Vaccine distribution in Yakima County will follow Washington state's phased approach.


Click on the image below to view the estimated timeline infographic and review the glossary of terms. 

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Yakima County is in Phase 1B Tier 1 of Vaccine Distribution 

People 65 years of age and older and those 50 years of age and older that live in multi-generational households are eligible to receive the vaccine, alongside healthcare workers, first responders and residents and staff in long term care facilities. 


Multigenerational Households

Click here to read who is eligible under the multi-generational household definition.


CURRENT VACCINE LOCATIONS

If you  fall under Phase A or Tier 1 of Phase 1B, please use the contact information below to schedule yourself or your team in a vaccination clinic. This list will be updated based on vaccine availability.

  • Astria Sunnyside Hospital:  Call 509-837-1317 or email: sun.covidvaccine@astria.health  
  • Astria Toppenish Hospital: Call 509-865-1520 or email: laurie.mires@astria.health 
  • Central Washington Family Medicine: Not currently taking appointments. 
  • Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (8th St. Clinic): Call 509-454-4143        YNHS will email/fax demographic information to bring to appointments.  Insurance information will be collected  but patients will not be asked to pay any balance due. Uninsured patients will not be asked to pay.
  • YVFWC- Grandview: Prioritizing YVFWC patients. For groups 5 and under call 509-882-3444; groups 5 and over email: quality@yvfwc.org to schedule appointment.
  • YVFWC- Toppenish: Prioritizing YVFWC patients. For groups 5 and under call 509-865-5600; groups 5 and more email: quality@yvfwc.org to schedule appointment.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT A VACCINATION SITE 

You must have an appointment please call the facility’s listed on this page directly to schedule. 

You may need to bring a photo ID, health insurance information, and documentation of eligibility for Phase A (voucher or employment verification)  

Expect to stay for 15 minutes after you receive your vaccine to monitor for any adverse reaction. Medical staff will be on hand.

At your appointment, you will be provided with information on the brand of COVID vaccine you received, as well as information on when you need to receive your second dose. 

TOOLS FOR PATIENTS

VACCINE DATA DASHBOARD

*Week 7  COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation
Total Amount of 1st Dose ReceivedTotal Amount of First Dose Administered% of First Dose Vaccine administeredTotal Amount of Booster ReceivedTotal Amount of Booster Administered% of Booster Administered
9,1055,81764%2,8331,51253%






*This data will be updated on a weekly basis. Updated 1/19/2020

For more information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Yakima County,  watch our weekly COVID-19 updates here.


PHASE FINDER


Washington State  has launched a tool for community members to assess their current eligibility for the COVID-19. This tool is called  PhaseFinder 


When you go to the PhaseFinder page there will be a series of questions that asks about demographic information, living situation, and other relevant questions. Once you complete the questionnaire, it'll let you know if you are or are not currently eligible or the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are eligible, you will need to print the screen that says you are eligible, or take a screenshot to show at your vaccination site. 


While the PhaseFinder will show you a list of locations that received the vaccine, those may not necessarily be sites that are offering vaccines to the broader community. Please contact the organizations above directly to schedule your appointment. 


Key information about COVID-19 vaccines:


  • Vaccines will only be distributed via state approved healthcare providers.
  • The Yakima Health District is not currently distributing or storing the vaccine.
  • When vaccine is widely available, healthcare clinics, pharmacies, and drive-through and walk-through clinics will likely provide vaccinations.
  • COVID-19 vaccine will be covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance, and the cost of the vaccine will be covered for people who are uninsured.
  • Vaccine safety is a priority. All COVID-19 vaccines must go through a rigorous and multi-step testing, evaluation and approval process before they can be used. They will only be approved if they pass FDA's safety and effectiveness standards. Washington state has also formed a COVID Vaccine Scientific Safety Review Workgroup with other Western states to independently review the safety and efficacy of any coronavirus vaccine. 
  • A safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 is a major break-through. But vaccine alone won't end the pandemic right away.
  • Even after a vaccine is available, stopping the pandemic will continue to require everyone – even if vaccinated - to continue to follow all current guidance to protect themselves and others. The Yakima Health District recommends everyone continue to wear masks, wash hands, stay 6 feet apart, limit gatherings, follow CDC travel guidance, and follow isolation/quarantine guidance if infected or exposed to the virus.

As more vaccines become widely available, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will issue further guidance on when vaccines can be provided to other critical groups. DOH's guidance is based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). 

FEEDBACK ON COVID-19 VACCINE PLAN 

Community members who wish to provide feedback on the priority groups can do so here: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/opinio/s?s=WACOVIDVax.