KITTITAS- With vaccine supply widely available and open to anyone aged 16 and over, vaccination will change in Kittitas County from the use of mass vaccination sites to community wide distribution via local pharmacies and medical providers. “This has been the goal all along,” states Incident Commander Darren Higashiyama. “The Kittitas County Incident Management Team will start phasing out the mass vaccination site and vaccine will be available throughout our community at pharmacies and doctors’ offices.”
Currently, Bimart, Compass Direct Healthcare, Fred Meyer, Rite Aid, and Safeway (Ellensburg and Cle Elum) are all listed as vaccine locations in Kittitas County via the Washington State Department of Health’s vaccine locator. As we phase out the mass vaccination site, the KVH COVID clinic will be added to this list. In addition to Kittitas County options, neighboring sites are also available in Yakima, Leavenworth, Wenatchee, and North Bend.
As the mass vaccination site phases out and other options become available, updates will be provided. The IMT is committed to ensuring access to vaccine, especially Pfizer for our youth ages 16 and 17. The IMT will also provide mass vaccinations in the future, as needed. Please note that the IMT vaccine clinic will still provide secondary doses to individuals who received their primary dose via the IMT site.
To view locations providing COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Washington State Department of Health’s website at www.doh.wa.gov. If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and appointments, please call the question line at 509-933-8315. If you have questions about COVID-19 testing, please 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.