PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, the NAACP Vancouver Branch 1139, Odyssey World International Education Services, the Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens Council 47013 and Bridgeview Resource Center are teaming up to help vaccinate the local Black community.
The three organizations have procured COVID-19 vaccines, and will administer doses in the coming days, with the majority of appointments scheduled for Wednesday.
The vaccine is prioritized for Black people, who are roughly three times as likely to be hospitalized by COVID-19 as white people and twice as likely to die from the virus as white people, according to the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention.
Call Bridgeview at 360-737-2950 and to schedule an appointment and learn the vaccination location. In order to receive vaccine you must fall into Washington’s current phase of eligibility:
• 65 years and older.
• 50 years and older and living in a multigenerational household.
• High-risk workers in health care settings.
• High-risk first responders.
• Patients and staff of long-term care facilities.
There are two categories of people who are eligible under the “multigenerational household” definition:
• People who are 50 and older and are not able to live independently and are either receiving long-term care from a paid or unpaid caregiver or are living with someone who works outside the home.
• Or people who are 50 and older and are living with and caring for a grandchild.