Vaccination clinics are planned throughout the North Olympic Peninsula.
Both Jefferson and Clallam counties are in phase 1B1 of the state’s vaccination plan. Both are using age restrictions primarily for the start of the new vaccination phase.
Phase 1B1 includes people older than 70 and caregivers in multi-generational households older than 50.
Due to limited amount of vaccine, as of Wednesday, Jan. 13, Clallam County has primarily restricted the vaccines to residents older than 70 and Jefferson County has restricted it to residents 85 and older.
People who were in a prior phase — Phase 1A — and have not received the vaccine yet, are also able to schedule appointments at the appropriate clinic.
Jefferson County clinics
Vaccinations are being overseen by Jefferson Healthcare hospital and appointments for the week of Jan. 18 and on will open at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.
The Tri-Area Pharmacy has partnered with Jefferson Healthcare to assist with the administering of the vaccine, with appointments available Tuesday, Jan. 19 and Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Port Hadlock based pharmacy.
Currently, appointments are only for people 85 and older who are Jefferson County residents or have a Jefferson Healthcare primary care provider.
Appointments at Jefferson Healthcare and at the Tri-Area Pharmacy can be made online at https://jeffersonhealthcare.org/covid-19-vaccine/ or by calling 360-344-9791.
Clallam County clinics
There will be two weekends of vaccinations for Port Angeles residents: Saturday and Sunday, then Jan. 23-24.
The clinics are by appointment only and by Wednesday afternoon, all slots had been claimed.
Both clinics will be at Port Angeles High School, 304 E. Park Ave,
The Sequim clinic is for Sequim area residents and/or Jamestown Family Health Center patients over the age of 70 and will be a first-come first-served drive-through area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 and Saturday, Jan. 16 as well as on Jan. 19, 21 and 23.
A tent will be next to the James Center for the Performing Arts band shell in Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.
The check-in location will be in the parking lot at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. in Sequim.
The Forks clinic will be stationed Friday and Saturday at the Peninsula College branch campus parking area, 481 S. Forks Ave.
Vaccinations will be available for Forks area residents who are a part of the full 1B1 group — 70 or older and people 50 or older in a multigenerational household — from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
People should bring photo ID and arrive at 10 a.m. and remain in their car until they receive instructions.
This story will continue to be updated as the various clinics change and are added.