COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine appointments

Those included in Phase 1a and Phase 1b Tiers 1-4 are now eligible to be vaccinated (see "Who is eligible to be vaccinated" section below). 

There are multiple options for seeking COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Each option includes different processes for scheduling appointments. 

Options include:

  • Your health care provider. If your regular health care provider has a waiting list or provided instructions for scheduling an appointment, follows those instructions.
  • Washington Department of Health’s Vaccine Locator. Visit www.VaccineLocator.doh.wa.gov to find facilities near you with vaccine.
  • Local pharmacies. Visit www.VaccineFinder.org to find pharmacies near you with vaccine. 
  • Tower Mall vaccination site (details below). Visit the Safeway/Albertsons website to schedule an appointment.
  • Clark County Fairgrounds vaccination site (details below). Visit the Safeway/Albertsons website to schedule an appointment.

Public Health has closed its vaccine referral system. Please use the links above to find vaccine appointments in Clark County.

 

Tower Mall vaccination site

  • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. Appointments are required.
  • Tower Mall parking lot, 5403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
  • drive-thru and walk-up options

Scheduling appointments:

  • Pfizer vaccine
  • Second-dose appointments will automatically be scheduled for three weeks later at the same time, day of the week and location. Please ensure the time and day of week you select will work for your first- and second-dose appointments. Vaccines are free.
  • Visit the Safeway/Albertsons website to schedule an appointment. Additional appointments are added each week.

Those who do not have internet access or need help scheduling an appointment can call Public Health 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday at 888.225.4625. Call center representatives can assist with scheduling. Language assistance is available.

What to bring:

  • Consent forms are required at first- and second-dose appointments. Please bring completed consent forms to each appointment. Consent forms are available in: 
  • Identification: If you have identification, please bring it. This helps to ensure registration information is accurate. But ID is not required for vaccination.
  • Insurance card: If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card. Your insurance will be billed for the vaccine administration fee. Insurance coverage is not required. If you do not have insurance, you will still be vaccinated at no cost.
  • Face covering: Face coverings must be worn while at the COVID-19 vaccination site.

Those with appointments should arrive at the site at their appointment time. Arriving before the scheduled appointment time could lead to traffic backups and longer wait times.

Drivers should enter the site off North Blandford Drive between MacArthur Boulevard and Mill Plain Boulevard and exit onto North Devine Road. Walk-up patients will enter the site off East Mill Plain Boulevard between Blandford Road and Divine Road. Follow the directional signs for COVID-19 vaccine.

The Tower Mall vaccination site is a collaboration between Clark County Public Health, the city of Vancouver and Safeway. 

Clark County Fairgrounds vaccination site

The Washington State Department of Health is operating a vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The site opened Tuesday, Jan. 26 and is operating Tuesday through Saturday each week. Appointments are required.

The fairgrounds site administers Pfizer vaccine. You are encouraged to make an appointment online using Safeway’s registration system. If you need assistance, call the state's COVID-19 hotline at 800.525.0127, then press #. Language assistance is available.

If you received your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the fairgrounds, you should receive a follow-up email/text message to schedule your second dose. That follow-up notification should come the day after you receive your first dose. 

Appointments are best, but if you experience problems with the scheduling system or do not receive the notification to schedule your second-dose appointment, you will still be able to get your second dose at the fairgrounds. Take your original confirmation email from Albertsons/Safeway or your vaccine record card to the fairgrounds on the date you are due for your second dose, and you will get vaccinated.

Clark County Public Health does not have access to the scheduling system and cannot schedule or confirm appointments.


Who is eligible to be vaccinated

Beginning Thursday, April 15, everyone 16 years and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Washington.

Currently, those in Phase 1a and Phase 1b Tiers 1-4 are eligible to be vaccinated.

Phase 1a
  • Tier 1 (currently eligible):
    • high-risk workers in health care settings
    • high-risk first responders
    • patients and staff of long-term care facilities
       
  • Tier 2 (currently eligible):
    • all workers in health care settings
Phase 1b
  • Tier 1 (currently eligible):
    • All people 65 years and older
    • People 50 years and older who live in multigenerational households

      There are two categories of people who are eligible under the “multigenerational household” definition:
       
      1. People who are 50 and older AND are not able to live independently AND are either:
        • Receiving long-term care from a paid or unpaid caregiver OR
        • Are living with someone who works outside the home
           
      2. People who are 50 and older AND are living with and caring for a grandchild.

        No one younger than 50 years is eligible, and no one 50 and older who is caring for a partner, friend or child is eligible.
         
    • Pre-K and K-12 educators and school staff
    • Child care workers, which includes
      • Licensed family home child care providers, and the family members living in their home.
      • License-exempt family, friends, and neighbor providers that accept Working Connections Child Care subsidy. These in-home providers can serve up to 6 children.
      • ECEAP, Washington’s state-funded preschool providers. This is similar to the national Head Start program, which is named in the directive.
      • License-exempt school-age and youth development providers who have been providing care to school-age children since the pandemic began and schools were closed. As schools moved to online and hybrid models, these programs have continued to provide child care for school-age children.
         
  • Tier 2 (currently eligible):
    • All critical workers who work in certain congregate settings: agriculture, food processing, grocery stores, corrections, prisons, jails or detention facilities (staff), public transit, fire, law enforcement.
    • People age 16 or older who are pregnant
    • People age 16 or older who have a disability that puts them at higher risk 
       
  • Tier 3 (currently eligible):
  • Tier 4 (currently eligible):
    • People, staff and volunteers in certain congregate living settings
      • Specifically, correctional facilities, congregate settings where people experiencing homelessness live or access services, group homes for people with disabilities
    • Other at-risk critical workers in certain congregate settings
      • Specifically, restaurants/food services, manufacturing, construction

Additional information about the groups included in each phase and tier is included in the COVID-19 vaccine summary guidance on the state Department of Health's website.


COVID-19 vaccine allocated

Total number of doses allocated by Washington State Department of Health to Clark County vaccination sites, health care facilities and pharmacies through Week 16 (March 29-April 4):

  • 114,050 first doses
  • 84,475 second doses
  • 198,525 total doses

Doses allocated to Clark County for the current week (April 5-11):

  • 15,780 first doses
  • 12,100 second doses

Doses administered and number of residents vaccinated may not align because people may be vaccinated in a county other than where they live.

Vaccine allocation data does not include vaccine allocated by the federal government through the retail pharmacy program.

COVID-19 vaccine administered

Doses administered, as of Wednesday, April 7:

  • 192,929 doses administered in Clark County
  • 136,540 Clark County residents with at least one dose
  • 87,776 Clark County residents fully vaccinated 

Washington State Department of Health provides the data on COVID-19 vaccine doses administered. Visit the state’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard for the most recent data.


Additional resources

  • Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 vaccination plan
  • Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine webpage includes additional information about COVID-19 vaccine planning, availability and distribution, as well as answers to frequently answered questions.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 vaccines website includes additional information about COVID-19 vaccines, recommendations and vaccine safety.