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First-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments available at Spokane Arena: How to sign up

Safeway is partnering with the Washington State Department of Health to run the mass vaccination clinic in Spokane.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Dozens of first-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available this week and next at the Spokane Arena mass vaccination clinic

Safeway partners with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to run the clinic. Safeway began working at the site as its provider on Tuesday, March 9 and is also assisting with appointment registration moving forward.

The mass vaccination clinic in Spokane is administering the Moderna vaccine, which is available to those 18 years or older. Appointments can now be scheduled on the Safeway website. People can use the scheduling control buttons in their confirmation email to schedule their second-dose appointment.

The Arena will be operating at new hours starting next week. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Those who need help scheduling an appointment can also call Washington state's COVID-19 information line at 1-800-525-0127 and press #. 

People with an appointment should use the Boone Street entrance to the Arena and arrive a few minutes before their appointment to complete the check-in process. Once inside the Arena, people will receive a COVID-19 screening questionnaire and be directed to a waiting area to receive their vaccine. Individuals should plan to wait for 15 to 30 minutes of observation after their appointment. 

Those with an appointment should bring a copy or screenshot of the state's Phase Finder tool showing their eligibility and a photo ID. For second-dose appointments, people are asked to bring their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. 

RELATED: How to use Washington's PhaseFinder tool to determine your COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Washington is currently in Phase 1B tiers 3 and 4 of the state's vaccine distribution plan. Those who are eligible for the vaccine include:

  • People 16 years or older with 2 or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions
  • All people 60 years and older
  • People, staff, and volunteers in certain congregate living settings: correctional facilities; group homes for people with disabilities; settings where people experiencing homelessness live or access services
  • High-risk critical workers* in certain congregate settings: agriculture, fishing vessel crews, food processing, grocery store/food bank, corrections (prisons, jails, detention centers), court of law, public transit, remaining first responders, restaurants, food services, construction, and manufacturing
  • People 16 years or older who are pregnant or have a disability that puts them at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness
  • All people 50 and older who live in a multigenerational household
  • All workers in health care settings
  • Educators and school staff for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and child care workers
  • People who live or work in long-term care facilities

All adults in Washington will be eligible to get the vaccine on April 15 and can continue using this method of making appointments. Eligible people can also walk up to the ticket booth at the Arena to schedule an appointment. It is not guaranteed that they will be able to schedule an appointment on the same day but in some cases they can.