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Eligibility requirement shifts at mass vaccination sites

Phase Finder shuts down March 31

 

Last updated 3/30/2021 at 2:48pm

Photo courtesy of Snohomish County Heath District

Appointments are still required but mass vaccination sites in Snohomish County are not requiring proof of eligibility, to those scheduled to get a shot.

At the end of March, the Washington State Department of Health intends to shut down the online Phase Finder tool and stop requiring eligibility proof for vaccination appointments.

County officials say all adults are expected to be eligible no later than May 1. Due to the expanding eligibility, it is no longer practical to spend time on eligibility spot-checks previously conducted at mass vaccination sites, officials say. Instead, patients will state that they are eligible in a "self-attestation."

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Identification is required at vaccine sites and will be used to show that the person booking the appointment is the person arriving for it, according to a news release by the Snohomish County Health District. For second-dose appointments, patients should arrive with documentation of their first dose, county officials say. Lost vaccination records can be found here: http://wa.myir.net.

The demand for vaccine remains higher than the number of doses, so officials encourage people to wait their turn, and avoid taking an appointment away from someone who is at higher risk for severe illness.

For those who do not have email access, the call center is available at 425-339-5278, and is staffed 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on mass vaccination sites in Snohomish County, including eligibility guidelines, visit http://bit.ly/snocovaccine.

 

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