COVID-19 Vaccination Update for the Week beginning 2/1 – Things you need to know:
We are frustrated to report that for the second week in a row the Washington State Department of Health has denied our vaccine request and will NOT be sending us any primary (first) doses.
• We DO have enough booster doses to cover past primary (first) doses.
• Northeast Tri County Health has graciously given us 100 primary (first) which we will distribute via appointment on Thursday 2/4/21.
• We will be giving roughly 230 booster doses this next week (recipients will be called for their appointments).
• As of end of day 1/29 we have given 1193 shots.
• Our 509-775-8686 line continues to be busy and our list continues to grow.
Please refrain from calling our vaccine line if you are not a Ferry County resident and not in vaccine group A1, A2 or B1. We will continue to persist in trying to get vaccine from the State and will continue to keep you posted on our progress.
A huge thank you to our dedicated staff and volunteers!!
Tier B1 Qualifiers have been updated
Effective Immediately, any individual 65 years and older is eligible to receive the COVID vaccine under Tier B1.
Please review the guidance, or visit doh.wa.gov for more information on the vaccination phases in Washington State.
If you qualify under Tier B1, you may call our appointment hotline to schedule your vaccination.
On Wednesday, January 6th, Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released guidance for the next group eligible to receive vaccinations. This graphic shows the groups and the estimated timeline for phase 1B. Broadly, groups eligible for vaccination in phase 1B include:
Phase 1B1 – (Tier 1)
• All people 70 years and older
• People 50 years and older who live in multigenerational households
Phase 1B2 – (Tier 2)
• High risk critical workers 50 years and older who work in certain congregate settings: Agriculture; food processing; grocery stores; K-12 (teachers and school staff); childcare; corrections, prisons, jails or detention facilities (staff); public transit; fire; law enforcement
Phase 1B3 – (Tier 3)
• People 16 years or older with two or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions
Phase 1B4 – (Tier 4)
• High-risk critical workers in certain congregate settings under 50 years
• People, staff and volunteers all ages in congregate living settings:
o Correctional facilities; group homes for people with disabilities; people experiencing homelessness that live in or access services in congregate settings
December 4, 2020
Our Chief of Medical Staff, Dr. Richard Garcia, has developed an informational video series on the COVID-19 Vaccination. In series 1, he speaks on the community’s current status with COVID-19, what and how the vaccine was developed, and walking us through the vaccination timeline.