LONGVIEW, Washington — Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be given at the Cowlitz County Event Center, 1900 7th Ave, Longview, this Sunday, May 2.
Vaccine will be prioritized for the more than 800 people who received their first dose at the site on April 11. They were given a second-dose appointment for May 2 and should return at the same time as their first-dose appointment.
Between 2-4pm this Sunday, people age 16 or older who do not have an appointment can show up to the site to receive their first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine while supply lasts. At least 300 doses will be available for people without an appointment.
Everyone who gets their second dose at the site must provide their COVID-19 Vaccination Record
Card, which states their first dose date and vaccine type. In accordance with CDC guidelines, second doses will not be provided less than 21 days apart.
The vaccination site at the Cowlitz County Event Center will remain open on Sundays through May 16. After that date, Cowlitz County Health and Human Services will close the site to prioritize mobile vaccination clinics.
That means people who get their first dose at the site this Sunday will need to schedule their second-dose appointment at another location. They will be provided with instructions at their appointment and can also call (360) 414-5599 for assistance.
Everyone who gets vaccinated at the site must complete an immunization consent form prior to first- and second-dose appointments. The form can be downloaded from Cowlitz County Health and Human Services’ vaccine webpage, or completed at the site.
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People can arrive by car or on foot. Drivers must go through the drive-thru line located at the 3rd Avenue entrance and walkers must enter through the 7th Avenue entrance.
Vaccination is free of charge for everyone. Walk-in and drive-thru appointments typically take about 30 minutes. ID and health insurance are not required. People getting vaccinated should dress in clothing that allows vaccinators to easily access their upper arm.
Cowlitz County Health and Human Services is coordinating the vaccination site with Safeway, an enrolled vaccine provider. Added logistical support comes from other Cowlitz County departments and local partners as well as an incident management team.
To learn how to prepare for your vaccination appointment, visit www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/CovidVaccine or call Cowlitz County Health and Human Services at (360) 414-5599. Please do not contact the Cowlitz County Event Center for information.