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Three mass vaccination sites in Snohomish County temporarily closed for lack of doses

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Three mass vaccination sites will be closed at least on Monday and Tuesday in Snohomish County for a shortage of COVID-19 vaccine, according to county health officials.

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Sites in Everett, Edmonds, and Monroe, which administer Moderna’s vaccine, will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. The Arlington location will remain open on Monday as long as there is Pfizer vaccine available.

Health officials say there were no appointments scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. Appointments will resume when the supply is replenished, likely mid-week.

The sites in Snohomish County were closed last Monday as well, but in preparation of inclement weather. The health district, on Sunday, notified people with appointments that it would be closed Monday for the threat of snow and ice. Jake Scherf, chief executive officer of the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association, told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson Show that the cancellation had nothing to do with vaccine supply.

Meanwhile, in King County, two sites open this week in Kent and Auburn, but Kent was already booked through two weeks. As of Saturday, the Auburn site still had available appointments for the second week.

The King County sites are operating under the criteria that you must be 75 years or older to receive the vaccine, even though in Phase 1B, tier 1, anyone over the age of 65 is eligible to get a shot. King County says you’re also eligible at the Kent and Auburn sites if you are age 50 or older and cannot live independently, or live with and care for kin, or are providing care (paid or unpaid) for someone age 50 or older who cannot live independently.

On Saturday, the state Department of Health reported that more than 10,000 people got their COVID-19 vaccine at one of the state’s mass vaccination sites last week.

  • 2,509 in Spokane
  • 3,060 in Ridgefield
  • 1,550 in Wenatchee
  • 3,817 in Kennewick

The DOH says registration is opening for week two. You must confirm that you’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1A or 1B-1 using the Phase Finder tool. However, Phase Finder does not make you an appointment.

If you’re trying to track down a location to receive the vaccine, check the DOH’s map here.

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