The next tiers (Tier 3 and 4 of Phase 1B) open next week, which means people in that eligibility category can schedule themselves now for next week’s appointment times. As of March 31, Washington State opens guidelines for Phase 1B, tier 3 and tier 4 to access COVID-19 vaccine.
1B, Tier 3 & 4 include:
- People with two or more comorbidities or underlying conditions.
- People ages 60 years and older.
- Congregate settings that include restaurants, food service workers, manufacturing, and construction.
- People living in congregate settings, people experiencing homelessness that live in or access services in congregate settings.
Please note that Tier 3 and 4 can make appointments now, but Phase Finder will not be updated until March 31st to reflect the updated eligibility.
Previous prioritized groups can still access the vaccine now including 1A, 1B tier 1, 1B tier 2, in addition to the opened tiers on March 31st. More information about eligibility, specifically congregate settings, can be found at www.doh.wa.gov. “It is expected that by May 1, everyone ages 16 and up who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible,” states Public Information Officer Kasey Knutson. “We strongly encourage everyone currently eligible in the prioritized guidance sign up for an appointment now. If you are unsure about the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact your local healthcare provider with questions.”
If you need additional assistance in accessing appointments, specifically accommodations as a result of a disability, please reach out to Central Washington Disability Resources (CWDR) for help at 509-962-9620. If you are a disabled adult or are over the age of 60 and would like sign-up assistance, please call Aging & Long-Term Care at (509) 925-8765 or (877) 401-2583.
If you do not have access to help in registering online for an appointment, you can call the vaccine question line at 509-933-8315. To read about COVID-19 vaccine, please visit www.doh.wa.gov or www.cdc.gov. If you have questions about COVID-19 testing, you may contact your healthcare provider or the KVH COVID clinic at 509-933-8850. If you have questions about your health, please contact your healthcare provider. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department at KVH.