With COVID-19 vaccine now readily available at many local pharmacies and medical offices, Clark County Public Health, the city of Vancouver and Safeway decided to close the Tower Mall vaccination site
VANCOUVER – The COVID-19 vaccination site at Tower Mall will operate for another five weeks before closing on June 29. The site will continue to offer first and second doses of Pfizer vaccine through the last day of operations.
Anyone who receives a first dose at Tower Mall through June 8 will be able to return to the site three weeks later to receive a second dose. Those who receive a first dose after June 8 can go to a local Safeway or Albertsons pharmacy, or another local pharmacy or medical office offering Pfizer vaccine, to receive a second dose. Safeway and Albertsons pharmacies are now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations.
With COVID-19 vaccine now readily available at many local pharmacies and medical offices, Clark County Public Health, the city of Vancouver and Safeway decided to close the Tower Mall vaccination site. More than 36,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine have been administered at the Tower Mall site since it opened on March 5.
“The Tower Mall vaccination site was opened to make COVID-19 vaccine easily accessible to the community,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer and Public Health director. “Through our great partnership with the city of Vancouver and Safeway, and with the support of our Medical Reserve Corps volunteers, we’ve vaccinated thousands of people at Tower Mall.”
“Those who aren’t yet vaccinated still have time to take advantage of the drive-thru and walk-up options at Tower Mall,” Melnick added. “We want to vaccinate as many people as possible before closing the site on June 29.”
The Tower Mall vaccination site, 5403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., operates 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, and 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The site is closed from noon to 1 p.m. each day. The Tower Mall vaccination site will be closed on Memorial Day (Mon., May 31).
Appointments are encouraged and can be scheduled on the Safeway/Albertsons website. Those who do not have internet access or need help scheduling an appointment can call Public Health at (888) 225-4625. Language assistance is available.
Tower Mall also provides vaccinations to those without appointments, as vaccine supply allows. The site is busiest in the morning. Those arriving without an appointment are encouraged to arrive after 10 am, when wait times are shorter.
Anyone 12 years and older can get vaccinated at the Tower Mall site. Consent forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian for those younger than 18. Minors 12-15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Washington State Department of Health will close the COVID-19 vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds at the end of the day Fri., May 28. Those who received their first dose of Pfizer vaccine at the fairgrounds can go to the Tower Mall site for their second dose.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccines and how to access vaccine appointments, visit the Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.
Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.