Providers in Whatcom County are due to receive 2,370 first doses of and 2,600 second doses COVID-19 vaccine for the week of March 8th. The number of first doses includes 1,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires 1 dose to complete the series.
To date, providers in Whatcom County have received a total of 33,885 first doses. As of March 6th, 41,569 Whatcom County residents have received their first dose and 20,128 have been fully vaccinated.
See the graphic below for more local vaccine data.
Community Vaccination Center
Earlier today we announced that the Community Vaccination Center at BTC will open to the public on March 13. You can read more in our earlier News Flash or get details on our website.
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, March 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event will be live-streamed on Whatcom County’s YouTube channel. Several community healthcare providers will be in attendance, including Family Care Network, PeaceHealth, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, and Unity Care Northwest. We’ll be discussing vaccination efforts at each provider, and provide updates about the Community Vaccination Center at BTC.
The meeting is part of an ongoing effort to keep you informed of our community’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, plans, and progress.
Here are the details:
Projected Washington Vaccine Timeline
More people will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks. On March 4, Governor Inslee announced the projected Washington Vaccine Timeline, outlining when the next Tiers of Phase 1B can expect to become eligible for vaccination. Here’s what you need to know:
Progress on this timeline will depend on vaccine supply. Learn more about the details of when you may be eligible to be vaccinated.
Safe Behaviors Post-Vaccine
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has adopted CDC guidance for individuals who are fully vaccinated. If someone has been fully vaccinated, they can:
Vaccinated people should continue to wear masks when they are in public, avoid crowds, and take other precautions (like handwashing) when gathering with unvaccinated people who are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19. Learn more from the CDC.
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.