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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Meredith Mathis, Public Information Specialist, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, (360) 628-4178 or meredith.mathis@co.thurston.wa.us

Thurston County  to Host Drive Through COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at South Puget Sound Community College
Public Health and Social Services asks only those with appointments attend the clinic

OLYMPIA – Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) will host first dose COVID-19 vaccination clinics at South Puget Sound Community College March 18, 20 and 21. These drive through clinics are for eligible people with confirmed appointments.

Eligibility for this clinic includes anyone who meets eligibility requirements under Phase 1A, 1B Tier 1, and 1B Tier 2. People seeking a vaccine appointment can use the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) online Find Your Phase tool to determine their eligibility to receive the vaccine before scheduling an appointment through DOH’s PrepMod tool or Vaccine Locator tool. Thurston County residents without internet access or who need help making an appointment can call the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services vaccine helpline at 360-867-2610 for assistance.

PHSS requests media not attend the vaccination clinic to protect patient privacy. Please coordinate with Meredith Mathis, contact information above, if you require additional information about these first dose clinics. 

In accordance with DOH vaccine phase guidelines, all people 65 and older, people 50 and older living in multigenerational households, health care workers, educators, child care workers, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and specified congregate workers are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. 

The vaccination clinics are not open to those without previously scheduled appointments. PHSS is not able to accept walk-in or drive-in patients who do not have an appointment and asks that people without a confirmed appointment do not attend the vaccination event. 

Due to the high call volume, DOH and PHSS are experiencing, please be patient if you are unable to receive immediate assistance. If you have access to email or internet, please use those methods for scheduling appointments before calling DOH or PHSS.

For more information on the Thurston County COVID-19 pandemic response, please visit: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/phss/coronavirus


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3