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Washington’s COVID-19 Phase Finder website ends today

By Wyatt Stayner, Columbian staff writer
Published: March 31, 2021, 5:58am

Phase Finder, the state’s online vaccine eligibility tool, is no longer required to verify COVID-19 vaccine eligibility starting today.

The Washington State Department of Health has asked that providers no longer require Phase Finder to schedule an appointment or ask for it when patients arrive for their appointment.

The state’s vaccine phases are staying the same. The state remains in Phase 1B2, and on March 31, vaccine eligibility opens to people in Phase 1B Tiers 3 and 4.

That means that people who want a vaccine should check DOH’s prioritization guidance webpage to see when they are eligible to get vaccinated.

That webpage is at: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/VaccineInformation/AllocationandPrioritization.

Those who are eligible can then use Vaccine Locator to find an appointment. Those who visit the Phase Finder site will now be directed to Vaccine Locator.

Vaccine Locator is available in 30 languages and will add seven more languages by the end of April. Those who have further questions or need help making an appointment can call the state’s COVID-19 information hotline at 1-800-525-0127, then press #. Language assistance is available.

“The goal is to vaccinate as many vulnerable community members as fast as possible before opening vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 years and older in just a few weeks. Removing Phase Finder will help speed up the process by reducing barriers for eligible individuals,” says Michele Roberts, one of the state leaders for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. “We trust most people will continue to do the right thing and wait their turn to be vaccinated.”

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