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Tower Mall vaccination site in central Vancouver closing June 29

By , Columbian Web Editor

The COVID-19 vaccination site at Tower Mall in central Vancouver will close on June 29, according to Clark County Public Health.

Tower Mall, 5403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., is one of two mass vaccination sites in Clark County. The other, at the Clark County Fairgrounds near Ridgefield, closes Friday. Those who received their first dose of Pfizer vaccine at the fairgrounds can go to the Tower Mall site for their second dose.

The site, which opened in early March, will continue to offer first and second doses of Pfizer vaccine through the last day of operations.

A COVID-19 testing site operated at the Tower Mall site as well. It closed April 30.

With COVID-19 vaccine now readily available at many local pharmacies and medical offices, Clark County Public Health, the city of Vancouver and Safeway decided to close the Tower Mall vaccination site. More than 36,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine have been administered at the Tower Mall site since it opened March 5.

Anyone who receives a first dose at Tower Mall through June 8 will be able to return to the site three weeks later to receive a second dose. Those who receive a first dose after June 8 can go to a Safeway or Albertsons pharmacy, or another local pharmacy or medical office offering Pfizer vaccine, to receive a second dose. Safeway and Albertsons pharmacies are now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations.

“The Tower Mall vaccination site was opened to make COVID-19 vaccine easily accessible to the community,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer and Public Health director. “Through our great partnership with the city of Vancouver and Safeway, and with the support of our Medical Reserve Corps volunteers, we’ve vaccinated thousands of people at Tower Mall.”

“Those who aren’t yet vaccinated still have time to take advantage of the drive-thru and walk-up options at Tower Mall,” Melnick added. “We want to vaccinate as many people as possible before closing the site on June 29.”

The site operates from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, and 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The site is closed noon to 1 p.m. each day and will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.

Appointments are encouraged, though not required, and can be scheduled on the Safeway/Albertsons website. Those who do not have internet access or need help scheduling an appointment can call Public Health at 888-225-4625. Language assistance is available.

Anyone 12 years and older can get vaccinated at the Tower Mall site, which offers the Pfizer vaccine. Consent forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian for those younger than 18. Minors age 12 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines and how to access vaccine appointments, visit the Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.