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Grays Harbor Mass Vaccination site to open this week

In a release from the Grays Harbor County Public Health COVID-19 Incident Management Team, they announced that they are working in coordination with Grays Harbor Community Hospital and the Port of Grays Harbor to hold a mass vaccination site locally.

Starting this week, the goal is to administer 1000 total vaccinations. On the first day, Wednesday, January 27th, the goal is to administer an initial 200 vaccines, with additional 400 doses on Thursday and Friday for the total of 1000 doses this week.

This site is by appointment only.

“If you do not have an appointment, you will be told to turn around. There will be absolutely no walkin appointments.”

Those who have scheduled an appointment through the Vaccination Intake Form available at the health department website may be eligible for this site.

Only those who have been approved for an appointment will be able to use the site.

Starting Sunday, January 24, officials tell KXRO they began scheduling appointments based on Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tier 1 of the Washington State Department of Health’s Vaccination Distribution Plan.

Included in these phases are High-Risk Workers in health care settings, high-risk first responders, residents of long term care facilities, people 65 years of age and older, and people 50 years and older who are members of multigenerational households.

“We will not be vaccinating outside of the current phase as directed by the Washington State Department of Health.”

If you have yet to be contacted for this round of vaccinations, you will be scheduled for a future vaccination clinic.

The first date of this local mass vaccination site will be Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Additional dates will be announced as available.

If you need to be registered for a Vaccination, please visit http://www.healthygh.org/directory/covid19/.

If you are unable to, please call the COVID-19 Call Center at (360) 964-1850. The Call Center is open Mon – Fri from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM and Sat, Sun, and Holidays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Following their announcement, local officials took take a moment to recognize the agencies that are participating in this county-wide inter-agency planning.

They gave KXRO a list of many of the agencies that were actively engaged to make this large-scale vaccination site a reality:

  • Aberdeen Fire Department
  • Aberdeen Police Department
  • City of Aberdeen
  • City of Hoquiam
  • Grays Harbor Community Hospital
  • Grays Harbor County Fire and EMS Agencies
  • Grays Harbor County Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Grays Harbor Fire District #2
  • Hoquiam Fire Department
  • Hoquiam Police Department
  • Port of Grays Harbor
  • Summit Pacific Medical Center
  • And countless Volunteers in our Community.

“The commitment of leadership of public health, emergency management, healthcare, and public safety resources to address COVID-19 within Grays Harbor County is the only way we will be successful at overcome this pandemic.  Thank you to our citizens for understanding and cooperating as we prepare to deploy vaccine in the most efficient manner possible.”

Volunteers are still needed for vaccination sites. Those interested can fill out the Volunteer Intake Form.


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