Registration window for Fairgrounds vaccination site opens at noon today

An estimated 800 slots will be open each day, Tuesday through Saturday

Appointments for this week at the Ridgefield mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds open at noon on Sunday.

Similar to last week, the site will be open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but will add Saturday availability as well, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

During its first four days, the Fairgrounds site was able to vaccinate 3,060 people, according to the Washington Department of Health for an average of 765 per day.

Cars line up at the Clark County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site. Photo by Mike Schultz
Cars line up at the Clark County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site. Photo by Mike Schultz

The state is asking people to first use the Phase Finder tool online to confirm they are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1A or 1B. While the Phase Finder tool will confirm your eligibility, you will still need to take the additional step of registering at the appointment website for the site in question.

Currently, these are the people eligible to receive vaccinations:

  • Healthcare personnel
  • Long-term care facility residents
  • Emergency medical personnel
  • Individuals over the age of 65
  • Individuals over the age of 50 AND live in a multi-generational households

During the past week, more than 10,000 people were able to get a vaccine dose at one of the state’s four mass vaccination sites. Those people will be notified by email or text when their second dose is required and should be automatically scheduled.

The state estimates roughly 800 doses per day will be available this week at the Clark County site, which is located at 17402 NE Delfel Rd., Ridgefield, WA 98642.

Anyone needing assistance with making an appointment is asked to call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-525-0127, then press #. Language assistance will be available.

The state is also warning that people may be required to provide proof that they live in Washington, or work in the state. Anyone who lives outside of the state is not eligible to receive a vaccine here, unless you also work in Washington.

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Chris Brown comes to Clark County Today with 15 years of local news experience as a reporter, editor, and anchor at KXL News Radio and KOIN-6 TV in Portland. In 2016, he won an Oregon Association of Broadcaster's award for Best Investigative Reporting for a series on America's Violent Youth. He has also been awarded by the Associated Press for Best Breaking News coverage as editor of Portland's Morning News following the 2015 school shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The second oldest of eight home-schooled children, Brown graduated from high school two years early. After several odd jobs, he earned an internship at KXL Radio, eventually working his way into a full-time job. Brown has lived in Clark County his entire life, and is very excited at the opportunity to now focus full-time on the significant stories happening in his own back yard, rather than across “the river.’’ After a few years in Vancouver, he recently moved back to Battle Ground with his wife and two young daughters. When he's not working to report what's happening in Clark County, Brown enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, taking pictures, or working in the yard. He also actually does enjoy long walks on the beach, and sunsets.

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