COVID-19 Vaccine

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Now scheduling! If you are age 16 or older, you can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment for Sunday, April 25 at the Cowlitz County Event Center (1900 7th Ave Longview). Vaccination is by appointment only. Appointments must be made in advance.


The appointment scheduler will close at 12pm on Saturday, April 24.

Location: 1900 7th Ave Longview, WA 98632
Hours: Sunday (April 25)
Vaccine: Pfizer-BioNTech

If you or someone you know doesn't have internet access, or needs help using the online scheduler, call the local Aging & Disability Resource Center at: (360) 501-8399. Vaccination is free of charge for everyone whether or not they have health insurance.

Updated April 21, 2021

Everyone age 16 and up can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment with their regular health care provider or at a vaccination site or local pharmacy. Each vaccine location has its own process for scheduling appointments. See our "Vaccine Locations" section for more details.

Location  Vaccine Locations

      APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED

Health care providers

Kaiser Permanente
— 1230 7th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632
— Open to members and non-members. Visit Kaiser's website to check for appointments.

PeaceHealth
— Open to members and non-members. Visit 
PeaceHealth's website or call 833-375-0284 to check for appointments.

Vaccination sites (find more locations)

Cowlitz County Event Center
↓ more information below ↓ 
1900 7th Ave. Longview, WA 98632
— Visit Safeway's website to check for appointments.

Tower Mall
— 5403 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver WA 98661
— Visit Clark County Public Health's website to check for appointments.

Clark County Fairgrounds
17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield, WA 98642
— Visit the
state Department of Health's website to check for appointments.

Local pharmacies (find more locations)

Safeway 
— Four locations in Longview, Kelso & Woodland are providing vaccine as it becomes available. Visit
 
Safeway’s website to check for appointments.

Rite Aid
— Two locations in Longview & Kelso are providing vaccine as it becomes available. Visit 
Rite Aid’s website to check for appointments.

Fred Meyer
— One location in Longview is providing vaccine as it becomes available. Visit 
Fred Meyer’s website to check for appointments.

Walmart
— Two locations in Longview are providing vaccine as it becomes available. Visit 
Walmart’s website to check for appointments.

Walgreens
— One location in Longview is providing vaccine as it becomes available. Visit Walgreens' website to check for appointments.
Remember! The public cannot get vaccinated at Cowlitz County Health and Human Services offices.

Cowlitz County Event Center 
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Vaccination is by appointment only. Appointments must be made in advance. There is currently enough supply to provide 1,200 first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to people who are eligible this Sunday, April 25. 

Vaccination appointments are currently open for Sunday, April 25.

Location: 1900 7th Ave Longview, WA 98632
Hours: Sunday (April 25)
Vaccine: Pfizer-BioNTech

Please do not call the Cowlitz County Event Center for information.

More appointments may be added at the Cowlitz County Event Center vaccination site. We will update this webpage when appointments open up. Click here to sign up for ✉ email and/or ☎ text message alerts when this webpage is updated.

  ☎  Have questions?


—  If you have questions about vaccination sites in Cowlitz County, call Cowlitz County Health and Human Services during business hours: 360-414-5599, then press 4

— If you do not use the internet or need help accessing COVID-19 information, call the local Aging & Disability Resource Center: (360) 501-8399

— If you need assistance with transportation to vaccination sites in Cowlitz County, call the Human Services Council: (360) 762-5292

— If you are blind or low vision and are having issues locating accessible vaccination sites, call the Blind COVID Access Line: (360) 947-3330

— If you have a general question, call the state's COVID-19 Assistance Hotline between 6am to 10pm on Monday or 6am to 6pm on Tuesday-Sunday: 1-800-525-0127, then press # 
(language assistance is available) 

Vaccine Information Data & Information

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

 Click ⇈ on the image above to view the Washington State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard

The dashboard displays state- and county-level COVID-19 vaccination data on the "Vaccinations" tab.

COVID-19 vaccination data is updated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Several COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These vaccines were shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials. They were developed, tested and authorized using the same rigorous process used for other successful vaccines.


Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Information Opens in new window Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Information Opens in new window Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Information Opens in new window



Update: Use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused as the CDC and FDA review 6 reported cases of rare and severe blood clots in combination with low levels of blood platelets in people who received the J&J vaccine. 


These reported adverse events appear to be extremely rare – 6 cases among the more than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine administered in the U.S. This decision was made in an abundance of caution. 

Learn more: Read more from the CDC and FDA here: https://bit.ly/3sfDEvI. Read more from the Washington State Department of Health here: https://bit.ly/3uMmqYd.



Facts about COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses so your body will be ready to fight the virus.

How mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work

How mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: What to Know

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: What to Know

How Viral Vector COVID-19 Vaccines Work

How Viral Vector COVID-19 Vaccines Work

Have questions?

Q: How do we know vaccines are safe?
A: All the COVID-19 vaccines being used have gone through rigorous studies to ensure they are as safe as possible. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the vaccines for emergency use and found no serious safety concerns. Independent experts confirmed the vaccines met high safety and efficacy standards. Systems that allow CDC to watch for safety issues are in place across the entire country.

Clinical trials for all vaccines must first show they meet rigorous criteria for safety and effectiveness before any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines, can be authorized or approved for use. The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine. Learn more about how federal partners are ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.
Q: What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
A: You may have mild, short-term side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. This is normal and means your body is building protection against the virus. Some people have no side effects, but the vaccine is still building protection. Common side effects can include:

• Soreness or redness where you got the shot
• Headache
• Tiredness
• A low fever (less than 100.4)

Side effects usually go away on their own within a few days.

If you received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, you should still get the second dose even if you have side effects after the first dose, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to. For many people, the side effects are more noticeable after the second dose. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose.

You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines do not contain live virus.
Q: Will I be charged for the vaccine?
A: COVID-19 vaccine is provided at no cost. The federal government will cover the cost of your COVID-19 vaccine. You should not be charged an administration fee. Also, your provider should not charge or bill you if you only go in to get vaccinated.
Q: Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to get the vaccine?
A: No. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You do not need a social security number, or other documents with your immigration status, to get the vaccine. Some vaccine providers might ask for a social security number, but you do not have to give one.
Q: Why am I being asked to show my insurance card?
A: When you get the COVID-19 vaccine, your provider may ask if you have an insurance card. This is so they can get reimbursed for giving you the vaccine. If you do not have insurance coverage, tell your provider. You will still get the vaccine at no-cost.
Q: If I already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated?
A: Yes. You should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. Experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible — although rare — that you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 again.
Q: Should I wait to get vaccinated if I had COVID-19 and recovered?
A: If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions . Experts are still learning more about how long vaccines protect against COVID-19 in real-world conditions.
Q: How long does it take until the vaccine is fully working?
A: It typically takes two weeks for the body to build immunity (protection against the virus that causes COVID-19) after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or after the second vaccine dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.
Q: Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact if I've been fully vaccinated?
A: Yes, in most cases. Even after you get vaccinated, you should continue to wear face coverings when around people you don’t live with, stay at least 6 feet from others, avoid gatherings and wash your hands frequently.

Many people in our state will need to wait months to get the vaccine, and masks and other prevention measures are still recommended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to people who are not yet vaccinated.

In some situations, recommendations for fully vaccinated people may be different. Find out what it means to be fully vaccinated and learn about current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/vaccines.

How COVID Vaccines Are Made

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Making Sense of Vaccines During COVID-19

Making Sense Of Vaccines During COVID-19

More resources


• For answers to COVID-19 vaccine FAQs, informational videos, distribution updates and additional guidance from the state Department of Health, click here.

• For answers to COVID-19 vaccine FAQs about safety, development and planning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here.


Recent News Recent News

Vaccination appointments at the Cowlitz County Event Center are now open for April 25
April 21, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now open for Sunday, April 25 at the Cowlitz County Event Center. People age 16 and older can begin signing up online today.
Read more…


First case of UK COVID-19 virus variant found in Cowlitz County
April 16, 2021
The B.1.1.7 COVID-19 virus variant first detected in the United Kingdom has been found in one Cowlitz County case, signaling the emergence of a more contagious virus strain as COVID-19 cases sharply rise.
Read more…

Vaccination appointments at the Cowlitz County Event Center are now open for April 18
April 14, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now open for Sunday, April 18 at the Cowlitz County Event Center. 
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Cowlitz County will move back to Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan on April 16
April 12, 2021

Cowlitz County will move to Phase 2 of the state’s “Health Washington - Roadmap To Recovery” reopening plan effective Friday, April 16. The county did not meet the state’s COVID-19 case count or hospitalization metrics to stay in Phase 3.
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Vaccination appointments at Cowlitz County Event Center open this week
April 4, 2021

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services will once again open first-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the Cowlitz County Event Center (1900 7th Ave Longview) for Sunday, April 11. Starting at noon on Wednesday, April 7, people eligible in Phase 1A or 1B (Tiers 1-4) can schedule an appointment online.
Read more...

Recent Videos


“Local Matters” KLTV

April 7, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Steven Krager, Deputy Health Officer for Cowlitz, Clark and Skamania counties
Watch here...


Virtual Community Briefing
February 1, 2021
Speakers: Dr. Steven Krager, Deputy Health Officer for Cowlitz, Clark and Skamania counties, and Lauren Jenks, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Public Health for the Washington State Department of Health.
Watch here...

Want To HelpWant to help?

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services partners with Region IV Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response for volunteers during public health emergencies.

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Information on how to volunteer for the Regional Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) can be found on this Clark County Public Health emergency response volunteers webpage

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Information on how to volunteer through the Washington State Emergency Registry of Volunteers (WAserv) can be found on the state's community health volunteer webpage.