While Yakima Health District Officials say there's no plan for a mass vaccination site at Yakima's State Fair Park this week a vaccination site will be open in Toppenish on Friday. Officials at Astria Health are working with the Toppenish School District to open the site Friday, March 5. The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held at Toppenish Middle School located at 104 Goldendale Avenue in Toppenish. The clinic will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and you can't make an appointment. That's because the clinic will serve those on a first come first serve basis. So even though the clinic is set to happen from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. it could close earlier if they run out of vaccine. Not everyone is eligible for the vaccine. Pfizer vaccines are available to Phase 1A and Phase 1B-Tier 1 Community members. To make sure you are eligible to receive the vaccine Yakima Health District officials say go to the website findyourphasewa.org. Astria officials say don't forget the vaccine is newly available to school employees and childcare workers.
According to a press release from Astria Health those who qualify include;

•High-risk healthcare workers and first responders.
•Long-term care facility residents•All other workers at risk in health care settings.  
•All people 65+ years or older •All people 50 years or older in multi-generational households (home where individuals from 2 or more generations reside). •School Employees and childcare workers.

If your schedule doesn't allow you to make the clinic you can visit the Yakima Health District website to schedule an appointment or find out about pop-up vaccination clinics in the valley.  https://www.yakimacounty.us/2323/COVID-19
If you do not have internet access you can call the state COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-525-0127.

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