COVID-19 Symptom Attestation

Whatcom residents leaving county for COVID shots at higher rate, and other vaccine updates

The Bellingham Herald

Here is the latest on who is eligible for the COVID-19 virus vaccine and where can you get it in Whatcom County. The information is frequently updated as vaccine availability changes.

The Washington State Department of Health allocates vaccines it receives from the federal government based, in part, on reported need and providers’ ability to properly store and distribute doses. Vaccines are going to state clinics and county clinics as well as private and public health care clinics and pharmacies.

Getting vaccinated remains challenging and frustrating as a nationwide shortage continues.

For the week of Feb. 15, the state Department of Health allocated no first doses to Whatcom County. The state said it was prioritizing second doses this week, making appointments to get first vaccine doses “extremely limited in Washington state.”

Whatcom providers received 2,400 second doses this week.

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