What phase are we in? Am I qualified for the vaccine?

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Plans for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine are well underway. You may be wondering when you will be eligible to receive a COVID-19. 

As of April 15, all people in Washington State 16 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine. If you or a loved one would like to be placed on our waitlist for the COVID-19 vaccine, call our hotline at 509.769.2215 or email COVIDHotline@tsmh.org 

 

While vaccine supplies still remain very limited, please remember to adhere to all safety measures, including wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands often. 

 

At Tri-State Memorial Hospital, we are following the federal and state guidelines for administering the vaccine. As more vaccine doses become available, other groups will become eligible. See the chart below for what we know so far about vaccine distribution. 

This information is subject to change and was last updated on 4/15/2021.

Phases

Tentative Timeline for Vaccine Eligibility

Phase 1a (Tier 1 & Tier 2)

  • High risk health care workers in health care settings
  • Long-term care facility residents
  • All other workers at risk in health care settings

Eligible now – if you have been notified that you’re in Phase 1a, you can schedule your appointment by calling 509.769.2215. If we are unable to answer, leave your name and number. Someone will get back to you within a few weeks.

Phase 1b (Tier 1)

  • All people 65 years or older
  • People 50 years and older who live in multigenerational households (home where individuals where from 2 or more generations reside such as an elder and a grandchild)
  • Educators and staff for pre-K through 12th grade
  • Child care providers

As of March 2, 2021, Washington State Department of Health updated its criteria for Phase 1b (Tier 1).

Tri-State Memorial Hospital is vaccinating the public according to the Washington State Department of Health, which means we are now vaccinating Phase 1b (Tier 1). However vaccine supplies is still extremely limited and it is unknown when we will receive more.  

If you would like to be placed on the vaccine waiting list, please call your primary care provider or our COVID-19 Hotline at 509.769.2215, Monday – Friday, from 7:00am – 5:00pm, and Saturday, from 10:00am – 2:00pm. We will then call you when we have the vaccines available to do so.

Phase 1b (Tier 2)

  • High-risk critical workers who work in certain congregate settings: Agriculture; food processing; grocery stores; corrections; prisons, jails, or detention facilities; public transit; remaining first responders
  • People 16 years or older who are pregnant or have a disability that puts them at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness. *(Currently communicating with WA DOH for further clarification of disabilities)

As of March 17, 2021, Washington State Department of Health moved into Phase 1b (Tier 2).

If you would like to be placed on the vaccine waiting list, please call your primary care provider or our COVID-19 Hotline at 509.769.2215, Monday – Friday, from 7:00am – 5:00pm, and Saturday, from 10:00am – 2:00pm. We will then call you when we have the vaccines available to do so.

Phase 1b (Tier 3 & 4)

  • People 16 years or older with 2 or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions
  • All people 60 years and older
  • People, staff, and volunteers in congregate living settings: Correctional facilities; group homes for people with disabilities; people experiencing homelessness that live in or access services in congregate settings
  • High-risk critical workers in certain congregate settings: restaurants, food services, construction and manufacturing

As of March 31, 2021, Washington State Department of Health moved into Phase 1b (Tier 3 & 4).

If you would like to be placed on the vaccine waiting list, please call your primary care provider or our COVID-19 Hotline at 509.769.2215, Monday – Friday, from 7:00am – 5:00pm, and Saturday, from 10:00am – 2:00pm. We will then call you when we have the vaccines available to do so.

 

Timeline is subject to vaccine supply and direction from the state and federal government.

Information on who is eligible for Phases 2, 3 & 4 coming soon. As we learn new information we will share it with the public.