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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Whatcom County COVID-19 Vaccine Update 3/30/21

We’re making progress! As of March 29, 27.94% of Whatcom County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 16.85% of our community members are fully vaccinated. As of Monday, March 29, 71% of eligible Whatcom County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine!

Providers in Whatcom County are due to receive 6,040 first doses and 1,670 second doses COVID-19 vaccine for the week of March 29th.

See the graphic below for more local vaccine data. 

Whatcom County Vax Progress Infographic 3.30

Community Vaccination Center Update

The next CVC clinic will be held on Saturday, April 3 from 9:00am to 4:00pm and 700 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available. You can register for the clinic online at prepmod.doh.wa.gov beginning Wednesday, March 31 at 9:30 a.m. Anyone who is or will be eligible by Saturday April 3rd is welcome to sign up. This includes individuals in Phase 1B Tiers 3 and 4 who will be eligible tomorrow, March 31. 

When making an appointment for this coming weekend in PrepMod, you will see two different Community Vaccination Center clinic options for April 3 with the same name. The only difference between these clinics is the time. You can choose an appointment using either option.

If you’ve had difficulty using PrepMod in the past, check out our PrepMod video tutorial, available in English and Spanish. For more information about what to expect at the CVC, watch this video produced by BTV

If you don’t have access to the internet or you need other language assistance, you can also call 360-778-6075 to make an appointment. Please do not call to make an appointment if you’re able to schedule online. Online scheduling is much faster, and by not calling you can help keep our phone lines open for the people who need it most.

Vaccine Eligibility Updates

Starting tomorrow, March 31st, the following people will be eligible for vaccination:

  • Anyone with two or more underlying conditions, as determined by the CDC.
  • Anyone between the ages of 60 and 64.
  • Anyone living, working or volunteering in congregate settings (correctional facilities group homes for those with disabilities, those experiencing homelessness, etc). 
  • High-risk workers in certain congregate settings (restaurants, food service manufacturing, construction). 

All adults over the age of 16 will be eligible by May 1, 2021. Click here for more information about Washington’s vaccine phases. 

PhaseFinder Update

Starting March 31, PhaseFinder will no longer be required by COVID-19 vaccine providers to verify eligibility to be vaccinated. Removing the PhaseFinder requirement will help speed up the process for scheduling and vaccinating, and reduce barriers for eligible individuals. We trust that people will continue to do the right thing and wait their turn. 

Which Vaccine Should You Get?

The answer: the one that’s available to you now. The sooner you get vaccinated, the sooner you are protected, and the sooner our community can get back to normal. All vaccines that are currently offered are 100% effective at preventing death and serious illness. 

More Information

More information about the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine planning, and vaccine safety can be found on the DOH’s COVID-19 vaccine web page at www.covidvaccinewa.org. For information about COVID-19 vaccination in Whatcom County, visit our webpage at www.whatcomcounty.us/covidvaccine

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