More than 1,100 COVID-19 vaccines given last week at fairgrounds vaccination site
Appointments for this Wednesday and Thursday will open online at 9am today
LONGVIEW, Washington — A COVID-19 vaccination site at the Cowlitz County Event Center fairgrounds (1900 7th Ave, Longview, WA) will open again this Wednesday and Thursday, March 3 and 4. After opening the vaccination site last week, more than 1,100 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 over two days.
Starting at 9am today, people eligible in Phase 1A or Phase 1B (Tier 1) who live or work in Cowlitz County can schedule an appointment online for Wednesday or Thursday, March 3 or 4, only. There is enough supply to administer just over 1,100 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week.
At 9am today, visit co.cowlitz.wa.us/covidvaccine to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Cowlitz County Event Center fairgrounds, 1900 7th Ave, Longview, WA.
Vaccination is by appointment only. Appointments must be made in advance.
More appointments will be added when more vaccine is allocated by the state or federal government.
Cowlitz County Health and Human Services is coordinating the vaccination site with Safeway, a federally-enrolled vaccine provider. Added support comes from other Cowlitz County departments and local partners as well as an incident management team helping Cowlitz, Clark and Skamania counties setup vaccination sites.
Everyone who receives their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Cowlitz County Event Center fairgrounds this week will automatically be scheduled to receive their second dose at the site exactly three weeks later.
People who have a vaccination appointment can choose to arrive by car or on foot. Drivers must go through the drive-thru line located at the entrance at Washington Street and 3rd Avenue. Walkers must enter through the entrance at 7th Avenue.
Proof of health insurance is recommended, but not required. No other form of personal identification is needed to get vaccinated. People who are getting vaccinated should dress in clothing that allows vaccinators to easily access their upper arm.
Mobile vaccination team reaches three senior living communities
In a push to vaccinate high-risk populations in the county, Cowlitz County Health and Human Services partnered with Safeway on Saturday to send a mobile vaccination team to three senior living communities.
Joined by Cowlitz County Health and Human Services staff and Medical Reserve Corps volunteers, Safeway pharmacists administered more than 200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to people who were eligible to be vaccinated.
“Our plan is to continue sending mobile vaccination teams to those who can’t easily access COVID-19 vaccine,” said Carole Harrison, Cowlitz County Health and Human Services Director. “We understand that not everyone can get vaccinated by their health care provider, at their local pharmacy or at a community vaccination site.”
Cowlitz County Health and Human Services is continuing to work with community partners to identify locations to send mobile vaccination teams. It is currently prioritizing locations where residents can’t easily access COVID-19 vaccine and populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
More information about how to access COVID-19 vaccine can be found on our vaccine webpage: www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/CovidVaccine.
Cowlitz County Health and Human Services
(360) 414-5599, ext. 6451
Release #: 21-009