COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

See also: Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine page

01.20.21

Vaccine availability and guidance from the Governor is changing rapidly. In coordination with Kittitas County Public Health we will begin vaccinating Phase 1B individuals on January 26, 2021. Vaccination sites are planned at the Kittitas County Fair Grounds in Ellensburg and the Putnam Centennial Center in Cle Elum.

To schedule an appointment please click here.

There is now a COVID-19 vaccine phone line available to answer general questions regarding COVID-19 vaccine at 509-933-8315.  This is not a scheduling portal and the vaccine phone line does not maintain a list of those individuals who would like the vaccine.  The vaccine phone line will be staffed 9 am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, for general questions.

We are currently administering COVID-19 vaccine for Phase 1A, Phase 1B-Tiers 1 & 2

  • Healthcare workers
  • First responders
  • Residents and staff of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other community-based, congregate living settings where most individuals over 65 years of age are receiving care, supervision, or assistance.
  • Anyone 65 years of age
  • People 50 and older who also live in a multigenerational household.
  • Educators and staff for pre-K through grade 12.
  • Child care providers
  • High risk workers in congregate settings
  • People over 16 who are pregnant or have a disability that puts them at risk for severe illness

If you are in Phase A1 or Phase 1B and are interested in receiving the vaccine please use the County’s online schedule to set up an appointment by clicking here.

Not in Phase 1A/1B? PhaseFinder will send you email and/or text notifications when you’re eligible!

PhaseFinder: Check Your Eligibility Here

If you are concerned as to whether you should receive the vaccine, this is the time to talk to your provider, so that when the vaccine becomes available to you, you are informed and ready.

Public Vaccination Clinics are being set up at the Kittitas Valley Events Center in Ellensburg (901 E. 7th Avenue) and the Putnam Centennial Center (719 E. 3rd Street) in Cle Elum. You may choose your location at the time you make an appointment.

Get the latest information from Public Health: Webpage | PDF (01/19/2021)

We are currently administering COVID-19 vaccine for Phase A1, Phase B1-Tiers 1 & 2

  • Healthcare workers
  • First responders
  • Residents and staff of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other community-based, congregate living settings where most individuals over 65 years of age are receiving care, supervision, or assistance.
  • Anyone 65 years of age
  • People 50 and older who also live in a multigenerational household.
  • Educators and staff for pre-K through grade 12.
  • Child care providers
  • High risk workers in congregate settings
  • People over 16 who are pregnant or have a disability that puts them at risk for severe illness

If you are in Phase A1 or Phase 1B and are interested in receiving the vaccine please use the County’s online schedule to set up an appointment by clicking here.

Not in Phase 1A/1B? PhaseFinder will send you email and/or text notifications when you’re eligible!

There may be side effects, but they should go away within a few days. Possible side effects include a sore arm, headache, fever, or body aches. This does not mean you have COVID-19. Side effects are signs that the vaccine is working to build immunity. If they don’t go away in a week, or you have more serious symptoms, call your doctor.

For more information on the Pfizer vaccine, visit the CDC website and also check out this Pfizer Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers.

The CDC offers a free after-vaccination health checker, v-safe, that sends daily texts to check in with you about any symptoms you may be experiencing after receiving the vaccine.

Any side effects should go away within a few days, and include sore arm, headache, fever, or body aches. This does not mean you have COVID-19. Side effects are signs that the vaccine is working to build immunity. If they don’t go away in a week, or you have more serious symptoms, call your doctor.

The CDC offers a free after-vaccination health checker, v-safe, that sends daily texts to check in with you about any symptoms you may be experiencing after receiving the vaccine.

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