SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — Coronavirus vaccine appointments continue to be in short supply throughout the Spokane area but some providers are reporting availability.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has provided a list of vaccine locations throughout the state, including Spokane County. Right now, Washington is in Tier 1 of Phase 1B in its vaccine distribution plan. It includes people 65 and older and people over 50 years who live in multigenerational households.
Phase 1B will eventually expand to high-risk essential workers and people ages 16 to 70 will two or more underlying health conditions in Tiers 2-4.
The vaccine appointment process can be overwhelming and confusing for some, so KREM 2 set out to make it easier by providing a breakdown of the local providers offering vaccine appointments and how to schedule one.
Mass vaccination clinic
New appointments at the mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Spokane Arena are now in limited supply for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) officials said this is so they they can catch up on appointments that were canceled due to shipping delays and to focus on people who need their second dose. The state said only second doses will be administered to ensure people get vaccinated within the 28-day timeframe.
Appointments that were originally scheduled to take place last began Tuesday morning and will continue through Saturday, Feb. 27.
The Washington State Department of Health is contacting those whose appointments need to be rescheduled. The state will only be vaccinating whose who already had appointments or those who had to be rescheduled. Organizers said they have to vaccinate about 260 people an hour just to catch up.
To make an appointment online, book through Safeway's registration system.
As of the evening of March 10, only three providers in Spokane have appointments, according to the DOH website.
Mt. Spokane Pediatrics
Mt. Spokane Pediatrics, located at 9425 N. Nevada St. Suite 300 in Spokane, is offering COVID-19 vaccines.
Those who are looking to book an appointment are asked to email email@example.com.
Unify Community Health on Mission
Unify Community Health on Mission, located at 120 W. Mission Ave. in Spokane, is offering COVID-19 vaccines. Appointments were available at last check and patients looking to book one are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consistent Care Services
Consistent Care Services, located at 1235 N Post St., Suite 201 in Spokane, is offering COVID-19 vaccines. Appointments were available at last check and patients looking to book one are asked to email email@example.com.
The following do not have appointments available, but the DOH urged patients to check back regularly online.
Providence Medical Park
Providence Medical Park at 16528 E. Desmet Court in Spokane is offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments. However, appointments were not available at last check.
People looking to get the COVID-19 vaccine at Providence Medical Park are asked to check back regularly online for appointment availability.
Providence Vaccine Clinics
The vaccine clinics will be on March 5 and 8 and more than 1,000 appointments are available, according to Providence Spokeswoman Ariana Lake. The clinics will be held at the Spokane Teaching Health Center on 624 East Front Avenue, she said.
Those eligible in Phases 1A and 1B Tier 1 can get vaccinated at the clinic by appointment only, according to Lake. This includes teachers, school workers, childcare employees, those 65 and older and those 50 and older in multi-generational households, Lake said.
People must bring an eligibility print form from the Washington PhaseFinder Tool, Lake said. Appointments can be made on the Providence website.
Lake said Providence will announce when all appointments have been booked on its social media accounts.
Fred Meyer locations in Spokane, Spokane Valley and Veradale are administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
Appointments are currently unavailable and they fill quickly. An appointment scheduling tool from Fred Meyer is available online.
Safeway Pharmacy at 14020 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane is offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Appointments for the stores are currently unavailable to schedule online.
CVS Pharmacy has not yet been activated as a primary vaccination partner for the Federal Pharmacy Program in Washington state, spokesperson Joseph Diebold said.
Once CVS Pharmacy is activated as a partner in Washington, the list of specific stores will be available through the online scheduling tool on CVS.com as shipments arrive and appointments become available.
Costco is administering the COVID-19 vaccine at locations in the Spokane area. There are no appointments available at last check but those looking to book one are asked to check the scheduling website for more slots.
Baker Direct Primary Care Lake
Baker Direct Primary Care, located at 2207 N Molter Rd. Suite 203 in Liberty Lake, is offering COVID-19 vaccines but did not have appointments available at last check. Those looking to schedule an appointment are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hart and Dilatush Pharmacy
Hart and Dilatush Pharmacy, located at 601 W. Riverside Ave. Suite 140 in Spokane, does not have COVID-19 vaccine appointments available at last check. Patients looking to book one are asked to email email@example.com.
Deer Park Family Care Clinic
Deer Park Family Care Clinic, located at 905 East D St. in Deer Park, is offering COVID-19 vaccines but appointments were unavailable at last check. Those looking to book an appointment should call 509-276-5005 for hours and times.