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Clark County accepting requests for new phase of coronavirus vaccination

By , Columbian staff writer
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Clark County is now accepting requests for COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone older than 65, and anyone older than 50 who lives in a multigenerational household.

This newest phase of vaccinations is considered Phase 1B, Tier 1, or B1. On Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that Washington counties can begin to vaccinate anyone in B1 immediately.

To qualify for the multigenerational household criteria, applicants must be age 50 or older and not able to live independently; either receiving long-term care from a paid or unpaid caregiver or living with someone who works outside the home; or living with and caring for a grandchild.

It will still be days before people in B1 begin to receive vaccinations in Clark County because the county is still working through the first phases of inoculation. But residents who are eligible for B1 are encouraged to fill out a request form with Clark County Public Health now to ensure that they can receive a vaccination as soon as possible.

Clark County is expected to open a mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield next week to help vaccinate people in B1. It is estimated that 50,000 to 75,000 Clark County residents fall into B1.

Access the vaccine request form at https://clark.wa.gov/public-health/covid-19-vaccine.

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