The Washington State Department of Health is now offering clinics the chance to obtain smaller orders of COVID-19 vaccines. DOH hopes this system, based on a series of vaccine ‘depots’ around the state, will allow more clinics to offer vaccinations and lessen the time the vaccines are in transit, minimizing waste.
Twenty counties have vaccine depots (Benton, Clallam, Clark, Ferry, Franklin, Grays Harbor, King, Kitsap, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, and Whitman). DOH stresses that doses may be available to those outside of those counties as well.
To find available vaccines, visit the Vaccine Advertisement page within the Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS). Clinics with vaccines that are near expiration may also offer them to other clinics within WAIIS. To learn more, visit DOH’s FAQ sheet or see their instructions on how to find or offer vaccines within WAIIS.