Vancouver, WA — Clark County Public Health provided an update today about COVID-19 vaccine distribution and issued this statement:
“We continue to work with local health care facilities to vaccinate people who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. Clark County and Washington state are currently in Phase 1a of the state’s vaccine plan.
“Health care facilities have already vaccinated thousands of health care workers and first responders, and pharmacies are vaccinating staff and residents at long-term care facilities through a partnership with the federal government.
“People who are eligible to be vaccinated in Phase 1a and need help accessing COVID-19 vaccine can submit a request form on our website and we will connect them with a facility that has vaccine.
“In the last week and a half, we’ve received about 3,000 individual requests; we continue to receive several hundred requests a day. We are working as quickly as possible to get people who are eligible connected to a facility that has vaccine. However, the number of requests from people in 1a exceeds the capacity of our local health care facilities.
“Clark County will not begin vaccinating people eligible in 1b until the number of requests from 1a begins to decrease. We will make an announcement and update our webpage when we begin accepting requests for 1b.
“We are also working with partners in Southwest Washington to explore opportunities for opening community vaccination sites in order to more quickly vaccinate people. We hope to have more info to share in the coming weeks.”
You may learn more at their COVID-19 vaccine webpage: https://clark.wa.gov/public-health/covid-19-vaccine
Thursday COVID-19 update:
- 106 new cases
- 15,223 cases to date
- No new deaths
- 160 total deaths to date (147 confirmed, 13 suspect)
- 1,025 active cases (in isolation period)
- 73 COVID-19 patients hospitalized
- 5 people hospitalized awaiting COVID-19 test results