Vaccines by the Numbers
During the week of February 1st, providers in Whatcom County are due to receive 700 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine. To date, providers in Whatcom County have received a total of 14,550 vaccine doses.
See the graphic below for more vaccine data for Whatcom County.
Here’s what this data shows:
Most of this data comes from DOH’s Data Dashboard and the tables below it. The doses allocated each week are not included in the data dashboard.
Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Partnership with Kaiser Permanente
Last week, Kaiser Permanente and OSPI announced their Get Ready Plan, a partnership that will work to support vaccination of public and private school employees in Washington state. Under this plan Kaiser Permanente has committed their staff and facilities to help improve vaccination efficiency for school employees and provide them with another option for accessing COVID-19 vaccination. School employees get vaccinated through their healthcare providers, or other routes, but this will provide an additional option throughout the state.
More details about the Get Ready Plan will be released by OSPI. You can stay informed and updated by checking OSPI’s website or reading this OSPI blog post.
WCHD Vaccine Town Hall
In order to continue providing reliable, timely, and vital updates about the COVID-19 vaccine in Whatcom County, we are hosting a Town Hall on Thursday, February 4th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Several leading community healthcare providers will be in attendance, including Family Care Network, PeaceHealth, Sea Mar Community Health Centers and Unity Care Northwest. The Town Hall will be moderated by Erika Lautenbach, Director of the Whatcom County Health Department. We’ll be discussing where we are in vaccine eligibility and supply, doses given so far, vaccine clinic protocols at each of the providers, and planning efforts for large-scale community vaccination.
The meeting is part of an ongoing effort to keep you informed of our community’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, plans, and progress. To attend the meeting, you can join this Microsoft Teams Meeting on the date and time of the event.
Here are the details:
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline and PhaseFinder
DOH has opened a COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline that can be reached at 1-800-525-0127, then press #. You can use this hotline to:
If you have access to online tools, the fastest service is self-service. DOH is strongly encouraging people to use Phase Finder and make appointments using the links there. If someone isn’t comfortable using online tools, asking a friend or family member may be the next best choice. This keeps the hotline available for those who have no internet access or help.
The Phase Finder tool does not schedule appointments. It only determines if you are currently eligible to be vaccinated. If eligible, it will show you a list of providers who have shared their information with DOH. Those wanting an appointment need to schedule the appointment with the provider using the contact information they specify.
The vaccine locations list on PhaseFinder is made up of providers who are enrolled in the vaccine program, are offering open locations, and have given DOH public-facing contact information for their location. Being listed does not guarantee that there is available vaccine, as they may already be booked up. At this time, DOH is not adding providers who have asked to be removed or who have not given us public-facing 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 the COVID-19 vaccination in Whatcom County, visit our webpage at www.whatcomcounty.us/covidvaccine.