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Where to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in Washington state

Seattle Fire Department paramedic Alan Goto, right, receives one of the first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Trying to find a location to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Use this map made by the Department of Health to start your search:

Washington state is currently in Phase 1B, tier 1, of vaccine distribution, which means the vaccine is available to anyone 65 and older, and all people 50 and older who also live in a multigenerational household, in addition to those populations eligible during Phase 1A.

As of March 2, educators and staff for pre-K through 12th grade, and child care providers have been added to Washington’s Phase 1B-1.

You can use the state’s “Phase Finder” at this link to determine whether you are eligible for the vaccine.

Following an update on March 4, the state’s second tier of Phase 1B now includes “high risk critical workers who work in certain congregate settings,” with no age distinction, encompassing agriculture, fishing vessel crews, food processing, grocery stores, corrections, prisons, jails, or detention centers, public transit, and remaining first responders.

Phase 1B-2 will also include people 16 years or older who are pregnant or have a disability that puts them at high risk for severe illness. The expanded Phase 1B-2 is expected to start on March 22, 2021.

A third tier of Phase 1B — estimated to start on April 12 — will include people 50 or older “with 2 or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions.” That’s expected to expand to people 16 or older with two or more co-morbidities two weeks after, on April 26.

The fourth and final tier of Phase 1B will include “people, staff, and volunteers in congregate living settings,” encompassing correctional facilities, group homes for those with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness that live in or access services in congregate settings.

The dates for these tiers are tentative and will depend on both supply and the state’s progress in vaccinating earlier groups.

Information on Phases 2, 3, and 4 of vaccinations will be “coming soon,” according to the DOH.

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