This is a quick update on district sponsored vaccine clinics, and on community clinics. Thank you to all who submitted their answers to the March 22 vaccine survey. Based on your answers we have canceled the March 26 vaccine clinic, which would have been a 1st dose clinic with the Moderna vaccine. The vast majority of respondents have obtained at least their first dose of the vaccine; several who have not obtained a first dose are waiting for the Pfizer or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines.
The district’s vaccine provider will continue to seek a set of the Pfizer or Johnson vaccine, but of course, do not wait for a district clinic as providers have no choice in the manufacturer doses they receive. We will continue to provide links to upcoming clinics in this weekly employee blog, and based on March 22 survey results will “direct-market” to employees who are seeking a specific vaccine. (Our March 22 survey will remain open, so please feel free to submit answers in the next few days. Click to complete the survey)
The 2nd dose clinic associated with the March 7 1st dose clinic, is scheduled for Monday April 5, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Olympia High School (Commons entrance). If you received your first dose on March 7, you should have received an email with a link to schedule your appointment at this clinic. We are aware that several individuals who received a vaccine on March 7 will not be available on April 5.
- If you received your 1st dose on March 7, and cannot be at the April 5 2nd dose clinic, please check with your health care provider for any options for a 2nd dose, or look for opportunities at your local pharmacy. Keep the vaccine card with you, as the pharmacist may want to see this card to administer the 2nd dose. You received the Moderna vaccine, so you must receive a 2nd dose of Moderna also.
The 2nd dose clinic associated with the March 19 1st dose clinic, is tentatively scheduled for Friday April 16, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. You will receive an email to sign up for your 2nd dose appointment once we confirm the date and time, and get closer to April 16.
If you or an adult family member would like to volunteer at our upcoming April 5 and/or April 16 clinics, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event that extra doses are available, volunteers can sometimes be vaccinated at the end of the clinic (volunteers would always be prioritized by age, from oldest to youngest). This would be complex, because the volunteer would be receiving a 1st dose with no corresponding upcoming 2nd dose clinic, but we never want a dose to go to waste.
Other Vaccine Clinics:
- Appointments may still be available for a Friday March 26 clinic that runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at South Puget Sound Community College. This is a 1st dose Moderna clinic for eligible residents in Thurston County. Please read the eligibility statements and identification requirements, on the website before scheduling an appointment. Click here to schedule an appointment for Friday’s clinic at SPSCC.
- Appointments may still be available for the drive-through clinic on Sunday, March 28 at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. This is a 1st dose Moderna clinic for eligible residents in Thurston County. Please read the eligibility statements, and identification requirements, on the website before scheduling an appointment. Click here to schedule an appointment for Sunday’s clinic at the Thurston County Fairgrounds.
- You can also search for upcoming clinics through PrepMod at: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/.