Cowlitz County Health and Human Services will reopen its COVID-19 vaccine sit at the fairgrounds in Longview to administer 1,200 first doses Sunday.
Starting at noon Wednesday, people currently eligible for vaccination can schedule an appointment online at www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/CovidVaccine. The appointments are for Sunday only.
More than 3,300 people have received their first and second doses of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine at the site, according to the county press release. The county health department expects more first-dose appointments to open up later this month once vaccine allocations are confirmed.
Second-dose appointments are scheduled for the same time, day of week and location as first-dose appointments exactly three weeks later. Patients are asked to make sure the time and date they select works for both appointments.
Patients can arrive to the vaccination site by car or on foot no more than 10 minutes prior to their appointment time. Drivers must enter the drive-through line located at the Third Avenue entrance and walkers must enter through the Seventh Avenue entrance.
Prior to getting vaccinated, participants may be asked to provide a copy of the email or text message confirmation they received after scheduling the appointment, identification to ensure registration information is accurate and proof of health insurance. An immunization consent form must be completed prior to appointments.
Vaccination is free of charge for everyone whether or not they have health insurance.
Those who need assistance scheduling an online vaccination appointment can call the local Aging and Disability Resource Center at 360-501-8399.
Everyone 16 and older in Washington will be eligible for vaccination starting April 15.