Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics coming to Lewis County

Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics coming to Lewis County

Chehalis, Washington – Lewis County officials are looking for sites to set up mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics to help more Lewis County residents gain access to vaccine shots. These mobile options will add capability for distributing the vaccine beyond what is possible in the drive-through and walk-through mass clinics now in operation.

Lewis County Division of Emergency Management (DEM) and Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) are asking businesses, churches, service clubs, and any other groups who can assemble 20 or more people needing vaccinations to call DEM at 360-740-1151 to register their interest in hosting a vaccine clinic site.

LCPHSS Director J.P. Anderson said, “We now have more reliable vaccine supplies, and the clinic staffing levels that will allow us to enhance vaccine availability throughout the county.”

DEM Deputy Director Andy Caldwell said, “There is no guarantee of how many of these clinics we are able to do. However, the more interest the community shows, the better chance we have of getting what we need to do the clinics.”

Caldwell asks interested parties to call with a contact name, location, and estimated number of people to be vaccinated (minimum 20, maximum 400 per site visit). All persons must be 18 years of age or older to receive the vaccine. DEM will work with the requesting party to set ground rules on who can be served at their clinic. No pre-registration will be required.

DEM and LCPHSS are coordinating with Bird’s Eye Medical staff and Washington National Guard soldiers assigned to Lewis County to conduct these on-site clinics on days when they are not assigned to the drive-through and mass walk-through clinics.

For more information, or to register your site, call DEM at 360-740-1151.

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Posted: April 29, 2021