Chimacum clinic offers COVID-19 vaccinations

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Posted 4/7/21

Another mass vaccination clinic will be held in Chimacum later this month.

Jefferson County Public Health and the Department of Emergency Management will host the appointment-only vaccination …

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Chimacum clinic offers COVID-19 vaccinations

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Another mass vaccination clinic will be held in Chimacum later this month.

Jefferson County Public Health and the Department of Emergency Management will host the appointment-only vaccination event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17 in the Chimacum School District’s Multi-Purpose Room. 

Second doses will only be given in the morning during the clinic, with first doses being given during the afternoon time slots.

All people 16 or older are eligible for shots.

Vaccinations will also be given to people 16 years or older with two or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions, and people, staff and volunteers in certain congregate living settings (correctional facilities; groups homes for people with disabilities; and settings where people experiencing homelessness live or access services). 

Appointments will also be accepted for high-risk critical workers in certain congregate settings (restaurants, food services, construction and manufacturing). 

Anyone who was eligible in earlier vaccine phases can also schedule an appointment.  County officials said the clinic will be giving shots with the Moderna vaccine. 

To schedule an appointment, go to bit.ly/jeffcovax . For those who do not have access to a computer, call 360-344-9791 to make an appointment. 

The Chimacum School District’s Multi-Purpose Room is located at 91 West Valley Road. 

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Libby Urner Wennstrom

First, please correct an error - this clinic will be distributing Moderna vaccine, which is only approved for ages 18+, so 16-17 year olds (while now eligible for vaccination), will need to be vaccinated elsewhere. Jefferson Healthcare is vaccinating 16-17 year olds with the Pfizer vaccine.

Second, the information on eligibility is confusing when it should be simple. Why be confusing? You say it well right in the article:

“All people 16 or older are eligible for shots.”

Please reduce confusion and remove the two paragraphs listing all the conditions formerly eligible... ALL PEOPLE OVER 16 now eligible (as noted above, this clinic only vaccinates people over 18.) The two paragraphs listing eligible conditions are redundant and quite likely to confuse readers. And you already clarify in the next paragraph:

“Anyone who was eligible in earlier vaccine phases can also schedule an appointment.”

Vaccine rollout has been complicated enough. Now that we’re finally at the easy part, let’s make that easy to understand: Beginning April 15, anyone in WA over age 16

is eligible for vaccination.

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