Jamie Yenni has received a shot of the Morden COVID-19 vaccine from Melissa Alavarez at a Sacramento County Drive-Through Vaccination Center in Sacramento, California, Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the California Exhibition and State Fairgrounds. . (AP Photo / Rich Pedronsili)
The Washington State Department of Health says that 100,000 vaccine doses are now being received every week from the federal government, but it is still not near the 300,000-dose goal a week, which is the state’s goal of one day. Required to reach 45,000 people. Currently, the state of Washington is vaccinating about one-third of the number per day.
The state says there are about 1.7 million people in Phase 1B, Tier 1, so it could take months to achieve. However, the next stage opens before the previous stage is completed.
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“We’re limited to 100,000 doses per week,” said Michelle Roberts, assistant secretary with the state Department of Health.
Roberts said the limited supply means that appointments at some locations must be canceled as providers wait for higher doses to arrive.
Approximately 500,000 vaccine doses have been administered across the state. Until now, most vaccines have been given in health clinics and hospitals.
When you are eligible, the best way to ensure you sign up for FindYourPhaseWa.org, or use the health department’s list and eligible providers’ maps so that you know who to reach in your area.
Large scale immunization clinics are being set up in each region. Eastern and Southern Washington opened four on Monday. The next sites will include Thurston, Kitsapp, and Whatcom counties.
“King, Pierce and Snohomish counties all have their own mass vaccination sites,” Roberts said.
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