COVID Vaccine Updates
We are experiencing extremely high call volumes. Please read the messages below carefully to avoid a phone call.
February 26, 2021
There are COVID-19 vaccine appointments available within our system at this time.
The vaccine is not yet available to all patients. Vaccines are by appointment only.
IMPORTANT please read before continuing
- Review the instructions for How to Schedule Your Vaccine before getting started.
- Review our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many more questions.
- Only those listed in the blue box below are eligible to receive their vaccine at this time. ID is required.
- We do NOT allow walk-ins. You MUST have an appointment before arriving.
- Do not call our main hospital phone numbers for vaccine appointments or questions. These numbers must remain clear for other hospital business and current patients.
- Do not call to schedule your second dose. Your second dose will be scheduled in-person when you arrive for your first dose.
- If you schedule an appointment and do not receive a confirmation email, check your junk/spam folder.
Our health system is following federal and state guidance to facilitate an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. We are experiencing high call volume as we schedule vaccination appointments. To avoid calls, please read the information below carefully and visit our FAQ page.
We respectfully request those who are not currently eligible under the Phase 1, Tiers A and B1 do not schedule a vaccination appointment at this time. This will allow us to schedule those who are eligible as quickly as possible.
Are you currently eligible for the vaccine?
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What you need to know
- Our health system is following all federal and state guidance to facilitate an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- We are currently in Phase 1, Tiers A and B1 of vaccination efforts in Washington, which includes health care workers, high-risk first responders, people in long-term care centers and other similar facilities, any person 65 years or older and any person 50 years or older who lives in a multigenerational home (such as a grandparent living in the same home as their grandchildren).
- The Washington State Department of Health has released updated guidance on Washington’s COVID-19 Vaccine Phases.
- For assistance in scheduling your appointment online, visit our How to Schedule Your Vaccine instructions page.
- Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many more questions.
Community vaccination events
We are supporting community vaccination clinics in partnership with local public health departments. These events are separate from vaccination appointments at CHI Franciscan hospitals. Appointments are required for all those eligible to receive a vaccine at this time.
Local public health departments are providing information on clinics as they are scheduled. For more information, visit:
- FDA: COVID-19 Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients
- FDA: COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients
- CDC: Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States
- Washington State Department of Health
- Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
- Kitsap Public Health District
- King County Public Health