How to access COVID-19 vaccine
Those included in Phase 1a and Phase 1b Tiers 1-2 are now eligible to be vaccinated (see “Who is eligible to be vaccinated” section below).
If you confirmed your eligibility using the state’s Phase Finder tool, you must still schedule an appointment with a vaccination site or submit a request form on the Public Health website to be referred to a facility with vaccine. Phase Finder only determines eligibility; it does not schedule you an appointment or add you to a waiting list.
There are multiple options for seeking COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Each option includes different processes for scheduling appointments.
- Your health care provider. If your regular health care provider has a waiting list or provided instructions for scheduling an appointment, follows those instructions.
- Washington Department of Health’s Vaccine Locator. Visit www.VaccineLocator.doh.wa.gov to find facilities near you with vaccine.
- Local pharmacies. Visit www.VaccineFinder.org to find pharmacies near you with vaccine.
- Tower Mall vaccination site (details below). Visit the Safeway/Albertsons website to schedule an appointment.
- Clark County Fairgrounds vaccination site (details below). Visit the Safeway/Albertsons website to schedule an appointment.
- Clark County Public Health referral webform (details below)
Tower Mall vaccination site
The Tower Mall COVID-19 vaccination site operates 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday and offers drive-thru and walk-up options in the Tower Mall parking lot, 5403 E. Mill Plain Blvd. Appointments are required.
The Tower Mall site is administering Pfizer vaccine. Second-dose appointments will automatically be scheduled for three weeks later at the same time, day of the week and location. Please ensure the time and day of week you select will work for your first- and second-dose appointments. Vaccines are free.
To schedule an appointment, visit the Safeway/Albertsons website. Additional appointments are added each week. Those who do not have internet access or need help scheduling an appointment can call Public Health 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday at 888.225.4625. Call center representatives can assist with scheduling. Language assistance is available.
Consent forms are required at first- and second-dose appointments. Please bring completed consent forms to each appointment. Consent forms are available in English, Spanish (Español), Russian (Русский), and Chuukese (Chuuk).
Those with appointments should arrive at the site at their appointment time. Arriving before the scheduled appointment time could lead to traffic backups and longer wait times.
Drivers should enter the site off North Blandford Drive between MacArthur Boulevard and Mill Plain Boulevard and exit onto North Devine Road. Walk-up patients will enter the site off East Mill Plain Boulevard between Blandford Road and Divine Road. Follow the directional signs for COVID-19 vaccine.
The Tower Mall vaccination site is a collaboration between Clark County Public Health, the city of Vancouver and Safeway.
Clark County Fairgrounds vaccination site
The Washington State Department of Health is operating a vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The site opened Tuesday, Jan. 26 and is operating Tuesday through Saturday each week. Appointments are required.
During the week of March 22, the fairgrounds site will primarily administer first doses of the Pfizer vaccine. You are encouraged to make an appointment online using Safeway’s registration system. If you need assistance, call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 800.525.0127, then press #. Language assistance is available.
If you received your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the fairgrounds, you should receive a follow-up email/text message to schedule your second dose. That follow-up notification should come the day after you receive your first dose.
Appointments are best, but if you experience problems with the scheduling system or do not receive the notification to schedule your second-dose appointment, you will still be able to get your second dose at the fairgrounds. Take your original confirmation email from Albertsons/Safeway or your vaccine record card to the fairgrounds on the date you are due for your second dose, and you will get vaccinated.
Clark County Public Health does not have access to the scheduling system and cannot schedule or confirm appointments.
Clark County Public Health referral form
Clark County Public Health continues to work with local health care facilities to ensure those who are eligible for immunization can be immunized. Public Health is accepting requests from people who need help accessing vaccine, and referring those individuals to local health care facilities with vaccine.
If you are eligible in Phase 1a or Phase 1b (all tiers) and need help accessing vaccine, please complete a webform. Public Health is making referrals for anyone eligible in Phase 1a and Phase 1b, however, only those in Phase 1a and Phase 1b Tiers 1-2 are currently eligible to be vaccinated. Those eligible in Phase 1b Tiers 3-4 can begin getting vaccinated on March 31. Facilities may reach out to schedule appointments prior to March 31.
When you complete the form, press the “submit” button to submit your form. A message saying “The record was successfully submitted” confirms the request was submitted. You will not receive an email confirmation.
After you submit your form
Public Health will make referrals to health care facilities in Clark County that have COVID-19 vaccine available. A facility will contact you to set up a vaccination appointment as soon as possible. If you receive a call from a facility offering a vaccination appointment and you have already been vaccinated, please let the facility know you no longer need an appointment.
If you do not have internet access or need help filling out the form, please call the Clark County Public Health call center, 888.225.4625, 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Planning for community vaccination sites
Clark County Public Health continues to work with partners in Southwest Washington to explore opportunities for opening community vaccination sites in order to more quickly vaccinate people. The intent is to position sites in locations where residents have not been able to easily access vaccine and among communities and populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, including communities of color and critical workers in congregate settings.
In the short term, these efforts could include mobile sites at adult family homes that are not enrolled in the federal program that utilizes pharmacies to vaccinate staff and residents in long-term care facilities. As more groups of people become eligible to be vaccinated, mobile sites could be located at food processing facilities, schools or other facilities with critical workers.