PeaceHealth Schedules Vaccines in San Juans

Posted February 3, 2021 at 5:00 am by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical CenterFrom Peace­Health

Although the state of Wash­ing­ton recent­ly expand­ed COVID-19 vac­cine eli­gi­bil­i­ty, the demand for vac­cines con­tin­ues to exceed the num­ber of dos­es the state has made avail­able for eli­gi­ble groups.

As we receive the vac­cine, Peace­Health is reach­ing out to patients whose health record indi­cates they are eli­gi­ble to sched­ule vac­cine appoint­ments, includ­ing those who are most med­ical­ly vulnerable. 

Please do not call to sched­ule vac­cine appoint­ments or vis­it our clin­ics with­out a sched­uled appointment.

Peace­Health has about 1,800 estab­lished patients in San Juan Coun­ty who are 65 or old­er or who receive care from a Peace­Health Med­ical Group spe­cial­ist and are con­sid­ered high risk; we just received the first ship­ment of vac­cine and have enough sup­ply for 100 peo­ple in these cat­e­gories, with no more vac­cine avail­able beyond the first shipment. 

These indi­vid­u­als have already been sched­uled to receive the vac­cine. We will not sched­ule vac­cine appoint­ments for patients unless we have vac­cine avail­able, and we are com­mit­ted to secur­ing required sec­ond dos­es for patients who receive a first dose from PeaceHealth.

At this time, Peace­Health is con­tact­ing patients whose med­ical record indi­cates they are eli­gi­ble by phone, or by email through our My Peace­Health patient por­tal. This includes those who are estab­lished with Peace­Health for pri­ma­ry care and those who have been seen by a Peace­Health spe­cial­ist and iden­ti­fied by their provider to be at high­er risk.

If you are a Peace­Health patient or have vis­it­ed a Peace­Health loca­tion in the past, you are encour­aged to sign up for a My Peace­Health account or log in to your exist­ing account to ensure your con­tact infor­ma­tion is up-to-date at my.peacehealth.org. Because our vac­cine sup­ply is extreme­ly lim­it­ed – and the amount of sup­ply we receive varies from week-to-week – it may take time before you are able to sched­ule a vac­ci­na­tion appointment.

We con­tin­ue to fol­low state guid­ance to vac­ci­nate health care work­ers, first respon­ders and oth­er 1a com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers as quick­ly as pos­si­ble in Wash­ing­ton. We will broad­en our out­reach in group 1b1 as more vac­cine sup­ply is made available.

We are eager to part­ner with oth­ers in bring­ing an end to this pan­dem­ic, but the vac­ci­na­tion effort will take time. We are active­ly advo­cat­ing with fed­er­al, state, and local part­ners for more vac­cine to be made avail­able in our com­mu­ni­ties, includ­ing out­reach to vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tions and com­mu­ni­ties of color.

Vis­it our web­site for the lat­est updates on vac­cine eli­gi­bil­i­ty and avail­abil­i­ty, and sign up to receive noti­fi­ca­tions on vac­cines at peacehealth.org/vaccine.

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