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Israel De La Cruz of the National Guard helps direct motorists as they prepare to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021.

Vaccine appointments in Clark County prove vexing

Israel De La Cruz of the National Guard helps direct motorists as they prepare to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021.

February 1, 2021, 5:05pm Clark County Health

Clark County residents continue to struggle with the online system for making COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds in Ridgefield. Read story

Clark County Public Health hosts COVID-19 briefing Monday

January 30, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties will co-host a virtual community briefing about COVID-19 vaccination efforts taking place in the three counties. Read story

PeaceHealth contacting patients for vaccination

January 29, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Health

Because of the short supply of COVID-19 vaccine at the moment, PeaceHealth will contact patients to set up vaccination appointments. PeaceHealth asks that people do not call or visit clinics to schedule appointments. Read story

Pvt. Brei Plumb, who is a medic in the Washington National Guard, left, talks with Washington Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah, second from right, and Gov. Jay Inslee, right, as they tour the mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

Inslee visits mass vaccination site at Clark County fairgrounds

Pvt. Brei Plumb, who is a medic in the Washington National Guard, left, talks with Washington Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah, second from right, and Gov. Jay Inslee, right, as they tour the mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

January 28, 2021, 11:06am Clark County Health

Gov. Jay Inslee visited Clark County's mass vaccination site Thursday morning to learn more about the site and brief local media. Read story

Kelly Nguyen of Safeway, left, gives a COVID-19 vaccination to Flor Bonura of Washougal as her husband, Thomas, snaps a photo with his smartphone at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021. Tuesday was the first day of mass vaccinations in Clark County, which are given by appointment only.

Clark County working to shore up gaps in vaccination

Kelly Nguyen of Safeway, left, gives a COVID-19 vaccination to Flor Bonura of Washougal as her husband, Thomas, snaps a photo with his smartphone at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021. Tuesday was the first day of mass vaccinations in Clark County, which are given by appointment only.

January 27, 2021, 5:25pm Clark County Health

Clark County is aware of problems with the early COVID-19 vaccine rollout and is looking to fill as many gaps in vaccination as it can in the coming weeks. Read story

Chuck Adams of La Center, left, gives a thumbs-up while receiving his COVID-19 vaccination from Staff Sgt. Cory Hoveskeland of the Air National Guard at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021. Adams said getting the vaccination went smoothly. "I didn't even feel it," he said. Tuesday was the first day of mass vaccinations in Clark County, which are given by appointment only.

Clark County mass vaccination site will likely beat goals this week

Chuck Adams of La Center, left, gives a thumbs-up while receiving his COVID-19 vaccination from Staff Sgt. Cory Hoveskeland of the Air National Guard at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021. Adams said getting the vaccination went smoothly. "I didn't even feel it," he said. Tuesday was the first day of mass vaccinations in Clark County, which are given by appointment only.

January 26, 2021, 12:43pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s mass vaccination site, which opened Tuesday morning, is on track to vaccinate more people than expected this week. Read story

Van Mall Retirement General Manager Bill Hess, left, harnesses his superpowers while getting his COVID-19 vaccination from Jordan Tran of CVS Pharmacy on Friday at Van Mall Retirement. Hess was among the 205 staff and residents that were vaccinated last week. Van Mall had a superhero theme to celebrate staff and residents.

Van Mall Retirement staff, residents celebrate first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Van Mall Retirement General Manager Bill Hess, left, harnesses his superpowers while getting his COVID-19 vaccination from Jordan Tran of CVS Pharmacy on Friday at Van Mall Retirement. Hess was among the 205 staff and residents that were vaccinated last week. Van Mall had a superhero theme to celebrate staff and residents.

January 26, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Health

As Bill Hess has observed in recent months, there’s an excitement for life returning to residents at Van Mall Retirement in Vancouver. Read story

SECONDARY A sign outside Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds informs the public that COVID-19 vaccinations are by appointment only, as seen Monday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2021.

Clark County’s mass COVID-19 vaccination site opens Tuesday

SECONDARY A sign outside Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds informs the public that COVID-19 vaccinations are by appointment only, as seen Monday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2021.

January 25, 2021, 9:36am Clark County Health

Clark County’s mass COVID-19 vaccination site opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, but all available appointments at the site this week were taken by early Monday morning. Read story

Jordan Tran of CVS Pharmacy prepares a COVID-19 vaccination for staff at Touchmark at Fairway Village in Vancouver. On Sunday and Monday, 278 Touchmark residents and staff were vaccinated.

Clark County records one new COVID-19 death, 101 new cases

Jordan Tran of CVS Pharmacy prepares a COVID-19 vaccination for staff at Touchmark at Fairway Village in Vancouver. On Sunday and Monday, 278 Touchmark residents and staff were vaccinated.

January 21, 2021, 12:43pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed one new COVID-19 death and 101 new cases Thursday afternoon, as the state continues to finalize details around Clark County's mass vaccination site. Read story

An exterior view of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (The Columbian files)

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center to become in-network for Kaiser

An exterior view of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (The Columbian files)

January 20, 2021, 8:00am Business

Starting in July 2021, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center will become an in-network hospital for Kaiser Permanente Northwest members. Read story