Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine at PeaceHealth in Washington

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Washington is currently vaccinating for:

Phase 1B Tier 1

Get more information on the Washington Department of Health website.

Vaccines administered at PeaceHealth in Washington:

Total: 43,618

Dose 1: 24,435

Dose 2: 19,183

As of 3/2/2021

Due to limited vaccine supply, appointments are not available to all who are eligible

  • PeaceHealth requires an appointment for vaccination. We schedule appointments based on the state’s eligibility phase AND how many doses our facilities receive each week. We will not schedule appointments until we know how many doses we have, which typically occurs only a few days before we receive them.  

  • We are reaching out to patients by phone or email once we know how many doses, if any, we’ll receive that week. The best way to ensure you’ll get notified, is to update your contact information in your My PeaceHealth account. We do not have a waitlist.  

  • Due to the uncertainty of when PeaceHealth will receive doses and how much, we cannot provide a timeline on when an individual may be notified they’re eligible to schedule an appointment. We estimate it will take months to vaccinate all PeaceHealth patients.  

  • Please do not call our clinics and hospitals with vaccine questions. This page will be updated with information. You can also sign up for our vaccine email newsletter.  

Eligibility and availability

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Washington State is currently in Phase 1B Tier 1Learn more about Washington’s vaccine phases.

COVID-19 vaccine availability

Each week, the federal government allocates vaccine to the states for the upcoming week. The states then decide which organizations (such as mass vaccinations sites, hospitals and pharmacies) will receive doses and how much. The requests for vaccine are always greater than the amount of vaccine available. The organizations receiving vaccine may only know a few days in advance how many doses, if any, they will receive. They then schedule appointments based on the amount they receive and which vaccine phase their state is in.

What to know for your community

Weekly allocation plan

Week of Feb 28-March 6:

  • Vaccine supply. PeaceHealth is expected to receive shipments of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines this week. This supply will be adequate to provide approximately 4,400 prime, or first, doses of the Pfizer vaccine and more than 1,500 second doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
  • Who we are vaccinating right now.

    PeaceHealth is collaborating closely with Whatcom County Department of Health, and is in contact with other healthcare providers and area agencies who serve vulnerable populations, for the identification of eligible vaccine recipients (still within the 1A and 1B1 categories as defined by the state) for this week’s distribution. We anticipate that these entities will supply PeaceHealth with a list of eligible patients who will, in turn, receive a phone call from PeaceHealth to schedule an appointment.

    These eligible patients will join PeaceHealth patients who are 77 years of age or older and who have a relationship with a PeaceHealth primary or specialty care provider. As in previous weeks, PeaceHealth patients will be notified through the PeaceHealth patient portal or via a phone call. PeaceHealth will continue to reduce the age limit throughout the week, reaching out to eligible patients following the same notification process.

    The vaccine clinic at the Health Education Center (HEC) on the PeaceHealth St. Joseph campus will be open Tuesday through Saturday this week.

  • What’s next. We will continue to work closely with the county health leadership to ensure an equitable distribution of vaccine across providers and patient populations, requesting more vaccine supply each week.

Thanks for your continued patience.

More information

  • A large-scale community vaccination clinic, to be located at Bellingham Technical College, was announced last week. A consortium including PeaceHealth, Family Care Network, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Unity Care NW, and Whatcom County Public Health Department, will be collaborating to vaccinate community members, based on supply. Read the media release.
  • Watch the Feb. 4 Whatcom County Town Hall: Hosted by the Whatcom County Health Department, this virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Update Town Hall included updates from PeaceHealth, Family Care Network, Sea Mar Community Health Center and Unity Care NW. Topics discussed included: the current status of vaccine eligibility and supply, doses given thus far, vaccine clinic protocols at each of the providers and planning efforts for large-scale community vaccination.

Volunteer opportunities

Interested in volunteering at our Bellingham vaccine clinic? Various positions are available. Click here to apply.

Weekly allocation plan

Week of Feb 28-March 6:

  • Vaccine supply. PeaceHealth received a small number of Moderna booster, or second, dose vaccines this week.
  • Who we are vaccinating right now. The supply received this week will be adequate to provide approximately 100 second doses of the vaccine for PeaceHealth patients who received their first dose several weeks ago.
  • What’s next. We will continue to work closely with state and county health leadership to ensure an equitable distribution of vaccine across providers and patient populations, requesting more vaccine supply each week. As supply becomes available, eligible PeaceHealth patients (those 65 years and older who have a health record established with PeaceHealth) will be notified to make an appointment through the PeaceHealth patient portal or via a phone call.

Weekly allocation plan

As of March 1, PeaceHealth received some additional vaccines from the state this week. We will continue to actively schedule eligible patients who qualify under the 1B category. Please do not contact our clinics. PeaceHealth will contact you if you are eligible for scheduling this week.

Other vaccine locations The state of Washington has established a mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield. Details are available on the DOH COVID-19 vaccine page, where you will also find other site options in the county. Given limited supply availability through PeaceHealth, you may be able to get vaccinated sooner at an alternative vaccine location.

Weekly allocation plan

Week of Feb 28-March 6:

  • Vaccine supply. PeaceHealth received a small number of Moderna vaccine doses this week. 
  • Who we are vaccinating right now. This supply will be adequate to provide approximately 100 booster, or second, dose vaccines for eligible patients at the PeaceHealth Burlington Family Medicine clinic.
  • What’s next. We will continue to work closely with state and county health leadership to ensure an equitable distribution of vaccine across providers and patient populations, requesting more vaccine supply each week. As supply becomes available, eligible PeaceHealth patients (those 65 years and older who have a health record established with PeaceHealth) will be notified to make an appointment through the PeaceHealth patient portal or via a phone call.  

Weekly allocation plan

As of March 1, PeaceHealth received approximately 3,500 vaccines from the state this week. We will be actively scheduling PeaceHealth patients who are eligible under 1B. Please do not contact our clinics. PeaceHealth will contact you if you are eligible for scheduling this week.

Other vaccine locations: The state of Washington continues its mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield. Details are available on the DOH COVID-19 vaccine page, where you will also find other site options in the county. Because supply allocations to PeaceHealth from the state vary each week, you may be able to get vaccinated sooner at an alternative vaccine location.

How to schedule your vaccination

Appointments are required for vaccinations. PeaceHealth patients will be notified by email or phone call when we have vaccines and appointments available. We do not have a waitlist.

Patients will be notified based on:

  • State eligibility phases
  • PeaceHealth is making high-risk patients in each phase a priority
  • Vaccine doses available at PeaceHealth facilities

PeaceHealth will not schedule appointments until we know how many doses, if any, we’ll receive from the state for the week. Notification from the state typically occurs a few days before we receive the doses. Due to the uncertainty of when PeaceHealth will receive doses and how much, we cannot provide a timeline on when an individual may be notified they’re eligible to schedule an appointment. We estimate it will take months to vaccinate all PeaceHealth patients. Your appointment for your second dose will be made during your first dose appointment.

How to get notified of an appointment

If you are a PeaceHealth patient or have been seen by a PeaceHealth provider in the past three years, we will use your contact information on file.  

To ensure we have your current contact information: 

  • Log in to your My PeaceHealth account and go to your profile, OR
  • Sign up for a My PeaceHealth account and add your information to your profile