COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines have arrived in Washington. The Department of Health, in concert with the Governor's office and other statewide health care organizations and advisory committees, has developed a distribution plan for these new vaccines. We are currently in Phase 1a of this plan. Phase 1a has been further divided into 2 tiers, and you will need to consult your local health department to understand where your community is. "Phase 1a [tier 1] focuses on (a) high-risk workers in health care settings and high-risk first responders in order to protect our medical care response capacity and (b) 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 aiming to avoid hospitalizations, severe morbidity, and mortality." Phase 1a tier 2 is to be implemented AFTER tier 1 is completed and involves "all workers in healthcare settings." Learn more about Phase 1a by clicking HERE.
Information about the vaccine(s) and distribution plan is constantly changing. The Department of Health has released a graphic of the expected vaccination roll out and timeline. Regardless, we strongly encourage you to keep yourself appraised by regularly checking the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine page at the Washington State Department of Health. This resource provides many answers to the most common questions coming into us at the WANP, so please take a look.
COVID-19 Vaccination Program Enrollment (i.e. "How do I sign up to administer the COVID-19 vaccine?")
Providers must enroll in the federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program to receive and administer COVID-19 vaccine and supplies. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is coordinating enrollment for providers in Washington state. Find more information and enroll here.
COVID-19 Vaccination Locations (i.e. "Where can I go to receive a COVID-19 vaccine myself?")
The Department of Health just released a resource tool that allows healthcare providers to determine their eligibility for the COVID vaccine and to locate clinics that are currently providing immunization services to healthcare providers.
We recommend that you start by completing the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility form to determine if you are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, or to allow the DOH to notify you directly when you do become eligible (if you are not already).
Once you determine that you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, you can then check the DOH's current list of Vaccine Locations to find out where in your county you can go to be vaccinated. (Please note that there are some naturopathic medical clinics listed here, and we strongly encourage you to support our professional community if you can!)
We note that Snohomish County is not on the DOH list and we have been advised that **WANP sponsor** Kusler's Compounding Pharmacy is currently administering the Moderna vaccine to those providers who meet Phase 1A parameters (i.e. providers who continue providing in-person patient care and who cannot telework). Register at http://Kuslers.as.me after reading ALL of the instructions provided there.
We have also heard directly from our members that the following locations have been vaccinating naturopathic physicians who meet phase 1A criteria. We are leaving this list up for now as it contains direct contact and scheduling information.
- CHI Franciscan. Call 253.792.2385 M-F 7a-6p to schedule and for additional information on what they will need from you. Click here to learn more about their vaccination program for community healthcare workers. Click here to download the required form you will need.
- MultiCare. Call 253.792.6051 to schedule an appointment and to obtain additional information on their scheduling requirements.
- University of Washington. UW has begun rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to non-UW affiliated health care workers and first line responders. If you are not affiliated with UW Medicine, call the Non-UW Medical Health Care Scheduling Hotline at 206.520.8790 to schedule. They are scheduling appts at 3 locations: HMC - Mon-Sun 730am-8pm - Moderna Vaccine; UWMC - Mon-Sun 730am-6pm - Pfizer Vaccine; NW Hospital - Mon-Sun 8am-830am - Moderna Vaccine. On calling, they will request basic demographics as well as personal insurance information to schedule appointment.
- Kaiser Permanente. Providers who meet the requirements of phase 1A can receive the COVID vaccine at Kaiser *only if* they are covered by Kaiser Permanente insurance. Use your Kaiser insurance/member ID to schedule on their portal. Kaiser also requires a completed form, which can be found here.
(Feel free to communicate additional resources or information by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to add to this list so long as there remains a need.)
We will continue to update this information as it changes.
The WANP is doing its best to stay up to date with the most current information. However, the information that we are receiving surrounding COVID-19 is constantly changing. Please check with the WA state Dept. of Health for state specific information and please consult your attorney for legal advice.
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