With COVID-19 vaccine supply limited, PeaceHealth will contact eligible patients

PeaceHealth will not schedule vaccine appointments for patients unless we have vaccine available

Although the state of Washington recently expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, the demand for vaccine continues to exceed the number of doses the state has made available for eligible groups. When vaccine is received, PeaceHealth will reach out to patients whose health record indicates they are eligible to schedule vaccine appointments, starting with those who are most medically vulnerable.  

Please do not call to schedule vaccine appointments or visit our clinics without a scheduled appointment.

PeaceHealth has about 34,000 established patients in Clark County who are 65 or older or who receive care from a PHMG health care provider. PeaceHealth will not schedule vaccine appointments for patients unless a vaccine is available, and officials are committed to securing required second doses for patients who receive a first dose from PeaceHealth.

PeaceHealth will not schedule vaccine appointments for patients unless a vaccine is available, and officials are committed to securing required second doses for patients who receive a first dose from PeaceHealth. File photo
PeaceHealth will not schedule vaccine appointments for patients unless a vaccine is available, and officials are committed to securing required second doses for patients who receive a first dose from PeaceHealth. File photo

When vaccines are available, PeaceHealth will contact patients by phone, or by email through our My PeaceHealth patient portal, whose medical record indicates they are eligible, starting with those at higher health risk.

If you are a PeaceHealth patient or have visited a PeaceHealth location in the past, you are encouraged to sign up for a My PeaceHealth account or log in to your existing account to ensure your contact information is up-to-date at my.peacehealth.org. Because the vaccine supply is extremely limited and the amount of supply received varies from week-to-week, it may take time before patients are able to schedule a vaccination appointment.

PeaceHealth continues to follow state guidance to vaccinate health care workers, first responders and other 1a community members as quickly as possible in Washington. PeaceHealth will broaden our outreach in group 1b1 as more vaccine supply is made available.

PeaceHealth officials are eager to partner with others in bringing an end to this pandemic, but the vaccination effort will take time. They are actively advocating with federal, state, and local partners for more vaccine to be made available in our communities, including outreach to vulnerable populations and communities of color.

Visit the PeaceHealth website for the latest updates on vaccine eligibility and availability, and sign up to receive notifications on vaccines at peacehealth.org/vaccine

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