All Washington residents 16 and older are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and appointments are available at a variety of clinics across the North Olympic Peninsula.
Shots are available at various local pharmacies, county pop-up clinics and other health clinics.
Vaccinations for COVID-19 are free to the recipient, and a second dose appointment is made when the person receives their first shot.
Many local pharmacies across the Peninsula are scheduling individual appointments.
The state has created a vaccination locator at https://vaccine locator.doh.wa.gov.
Some of the larger grocery store chains such as Walmart, Safeway and QFC receive regular shipments of COVID-19 vaccines.
Clallam County Emergency Management has partnered with the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce to put on three pop-up clinics in downtown Port Angeles at the site of the former ice skating rink, 121 W. Front St.
The clinics will provide Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people 18 and older and are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, Friday and next Sunday, May 2.
Pop-up clinics do not require appointments and are walk-up first-come first-served.
On Saturday, Clallam County Emergency Management will also run a pop-up clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sequim Farmers Market.
The county also is working with the Barhop, 124 W. Railroad Ave. in Port Angeles, for two “a Shot and a Beer” pop-up clinics using Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The clinics will be open to those 18 and older, but only those 21 and older who receive the shots will also be able to each get a free beer.
The clinics are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 8 and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 10.
Appointments for Jefferson Healthcare’s clinics can be made at https://jefferson healthcare.org/covid-19-vaccine and the next first-dose clinic is scheduled for Friday using the Moderna vaccine, said Amy Yaley, hospital spokesperson.
Forks Community Hospital has a Moderna vaccination clinic scheduled for Friday. More information can be found at www.ForksHospital.org.
The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management and Jefferson County Public Health will open a Moderna vaccination clinic in Brinnon at the high school gym, 46 Schoolhouse Road from 9 a.m. to noon this coming Saturday.
There are 100 doses available for this clinic. To schedule an appointment, go to bit.ly/brinnonvax. Individuals who do not have access to a computer can call 360-344-9791 to make an appointment.
Jefferson County reporter Zach Jablonski can be reached at 360-385-2335, ext. 5, or at [email protected]