WW County has plenty of appointments for shots

By on Friday, February 19th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla County Department of Community Health has more than 1,000 appointments available for eligible people at clinics scheduled for Sunday and Monday at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds.

The department urges people to reach out to friends and neighbors over 65 who have limited access to the internet to spread the word. DCH is ready to help people who might have trouble scheduling an appointment. People who need assistance can call 509-524-2647.

The average total time in the pavilion at the fairgrounds is 30 to 40 minutes to register, get the shot, and wait through an observation period. People are asked to wear a short-sleeved shirt under the outer layer for easy access to the upper arm.

Mobility assistants are on site with both golf carts and wheelchairs if needed. In addition the fairgrounds parking lot and the area around the pavilion have been cleared of snow for ease of driving and walking.

Those eligible for shots are in Phase 1A and Phase 1B tier 1. The Pfizer vaccine allocation for the clinics have already arrived and is safely stored in an ultra-cold freezer.

The steps to register and more details are spelled out at https://elkhornmediagroup.com/bad-weather-slows-vaccine-shipments/.