COVID-19 Vaccination by Phase
COVID-19 vaccines are brand new and only two have been approved for use so far. Just like any other new product, supplies will be scarce at first, then become more available in the weeks and months to come. That is why so much analysis and planning have gone into vaccine distribution. The small quantities available at first must be prioritized to make sure that the vaccine is used where it can make the biggest impact.
Vaccine supply in Lewis County will be available for distribution under a phased process developed at the federal and state level. As more vaccine and more doses become available, more people will be included in future phases.
COVID-19 Vaccination By Phase
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I find out if I am eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine?
If you are eligible, Phase Finder will give you a confirmation and show a list of locations where you can get vaccinated.
If you are not yet eligible, you will be able to give your e-mail or phone number to receive a notice when you become eligible.
If you do not have internet access, you can call 1-800-525-0127, press # between 8am and 5pm and someone at DOH will assist you.
Q: I am eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine; how do I get one in Lewis County?
A: If you are eligible, Phase Finder will give you a confirmation and show a list of locations where you can get vaccinated. Once scheduled, you are encouraged to print or screenshot your eligibility confirmation to bring to the vaccine provider. Please do not go a clinic for a COVID-19 vaccine without a scheduled appointment.
DOH also has a list of approved vaccine providers on their website: https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/VaccineLocations Scroll down to “Lewis County” to see which locations in Lewis County are approved to give COVID-19 vaccines. The preferred method of contacting each location is listed.
Q. There aren’t any open appointments for a COVID-19 vaccine; what should I do?
A: Currently, the demand for COVID-19 vaccinations is larger than the supply. Please have patience. A vaccination campaign of this magnitude has never been seen before and it will take time, cooperation and patience to vaccinate everyone who wants COVID-19 vaccinations. In the meantime, if your provider has a waiting list, you are encouraged to get on the list and stay on it. Continue to follow the 3 Ws: wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water; watch your distance with those outside of your household; and wear a face mask around people outside of your household.
Q: I received my first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine does that mean I am fully protected against COVID-19 now?
A: No. Based on current data gathered on the available COVID-19 vaccines, you will develop the best protection approximately two weeks after you receive your second dose. It is important to continue following the 3 Ws in order to protect yourself and others from potentially getting COVID-19.