7 out of 10 individuals in Washington State are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine simply based on their age, their occupation/job, or underlying medical conditions that put them at greater risk of severe illness if they get COVID.
You ARE ELIGIBLE based on age and/or underlying medical conditions if:
You are 60 years of age or older
You are 50 years of age or older and have minor grandchildren living in the household
You are 16 years of age or older and have two or more underlying medical conditions, are pregnant, or have a disability.
You ARE ELIGIBLE based on your occupation/job if:
Schedule Your Appointment Online: CLICK HERE to see clinic locations, dates, times, and schedule your appointment.
To schedule your appointment over the phone contact Northeast Tri County Health District's COVID Call Center at: 509-684-2262 Option #4 .
Other available vaccine locations may be found on by using the Vaccine Locator on the DOH website.
Currently, there are two vaccines that have received emergency use authorizations (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the treatment of COVID-19 in the United States. These are Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. On December 11, The FDA issued an EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 in individuals 16 years of age and older. On December 18, the FDA issued an EUA for the Moderna vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 in individuals 18 years and older.
Northeast Tri County Health District is following guidance from Washington State Department of Health's COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. The first allocation of vaccines received will be limited to those individuals working in high-risk settings including healthcare workers, Emergency Medical services personnel, and staff and residents living in long-term care facilities. Once COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, it is likely that you will be able to get them at your healthcare clinic or pharmacy.
Northeast Tri County Health District's role is to support medical providers who will be approved for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine during Phase 1. We are working in coordination with our medical providers and other community partners to prepare for future phases when more vaccine options become available. As we learn more about future vaccine availability in the coming weeks and months, we will be reaching out to additional local sectors to participate in the vaccination efforts in the tri county area.
Will NETCHD Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations To The Public Directly?
It is important to understand that vaccines will be distributed to different organizations according to which distribution phase our state is in and which organizations are prepared (see FAQ for more). NETCHD has been approved as a COVID-19 vaccine provider, but we do not expect vaccine for distribution to the public until later phases of distribution. Vaccine once received will be distributed to providers for administration.
Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Other steps, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask and staying at least 6 feet away from others helps reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the infection control measures available to us to help stop this pandemic.