Tomorrow, March 31, Washington will open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those who qualify under Phases 1B tier 3 and/or 1B tier 4.
This includes: people 16 years or older with two or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions; people age 60 and older; residents, staff and volunteers in congregate living settings, specifically correctional facilities, homeless shelters and places providing services to the homeless, and group homes for people with disabilities; and other at-risk critical workers in restaurants/food services, manufacturing, and construction. See the full guidance for more details.
Phase Finder, the state’s online vaccine eligibility tool, will no longer be required to verify COVID-19 vaccine eligibility starting March 31. After March 30, enrollment on Phase Finder will be closed and those visiting the site will be directed to Vaccine Locator. (Those already enrolled will receive notification once they are eligible to be vaccinated.)
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has asked that providers no longer require Phase Finder to schedule an appointment or ask for it when patients arrive for their appointment. This is an effort to speed up vaccinations among many who are vulnerable and trusts people to do the right thing and wait their turn.