SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee recently expanded criteria for Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, lowering the age threshold to 65 years or older and people 50 years or older in multigenerational households.
Right now, Washington residents in Phases 1A and 1B-1 are eligible to get the vaccines. That includes:
- High-risk healthcare workers in healthcare settings
- High-risk first responders
- Long-term care facility residents and staff
- All other workers at risk in healthcare settings
- All people 65 years or older
- All people 50 years or older in multigenerational households (home where individuals from 2 or more generations reside such as an elder and a grandchild)
Many KREM 2 viewers who are over the age of 65 or live in a multigeneration household have asked us where they can get vaccinated. The following are some options for those 65 and older to schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Spokane.
A mass vaccination clinic opened at the Spokane Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
It is open by appointment only to those who are pre-registered and eligible for the vaccine under Phases 1A or 1B-1.
Appointments are currently filled and more will open on Monday, Feb. 9, leaders with CHAS Health said.
Health officials recommend that those who are eligible for the vaccine first check with their primary healthy provider about vaccinations before scheduling an appointment at the Spokane Arena site.
Two MultiCare clinics are offering COVID-19 vaccinations subject to availability.
They include the Rockwood clinic in Liberty Lake located at 1326 N. Stanford Lane and the Deaconess Health & Education Center located in Spokane at 910 W. 5th Ave. Ste. 266.
Appointments are required and in high demand. Those who are eligible to receive the vaccine may not find anything through the online scheduling option.
If appointments are not available, you will need to check back at another date for openings. More information is available on MultiCare's website. The company announced that they are rescheduling appointments for Feb. 17 at their Spokane vaccine clinic due to a delay in vaccine shipments. They will be reaching out directly to those with appointments.
Mt. Spokane Pediatrics
Mt. Spokane Pediatrics at 9425 N. Nevada Street Ste. 300 in North Spokane is offering COVID-19 vaccines.
Those who are interested should call 509-270-0065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Prevention Northwest/Northwest Neurological
Prevention Northwest's office is located at 26 E. 5th Ave. in Spokane.
Those who are looking for more information should send an email to email@example.com.
Providence in Spokane County
Providence is working on developing a COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduling process for its patients. Its website will be updated with details and links as they are available.
The health care company and its community partners will also open community clinics to vaccinate the public. The company also announced it would be rescheduling all second vaccine dose appointments set for Feb. 17 at Holy Family to Feb. 22 due to a delay in vaccine shipments.
Safeway located at 14020 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane is offering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only.
If there are no spots left on the online scheduling link, all appointment times have been filled. Safeway will add more appointments when more vaccine is available.
Unify Community Health
Unify Community Health is located at 120 W. Mission Ave. in Spokane.
Those who would like more information about COVID-19 vaccinations should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HMOs - Health Maintenance Organizations
Some HMOs, or Health Maintenance Organizations, are also registered vaccine providers in Washington
One local example of this is Kaiser Permanente. They say on their website that once a patient is confirmed to be eligible, they will be sent to a website where they can make an appointment for both doses of the vaccine.
Washington PhaseFinder Tool
Another option is the Washington PhaseFinder Tool, which is run by the Washington Department of Health.
If a person is determined to be eligible by the tool, they can then voluntarily enter contact information. This will result in the DOH sending them an eligibility confirmation they can show to a vaccine provider.
The Department of Health also has a list of vaccine providers in the state.