Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic at Toppenish Middle School FRIDAY
Toppenish Middle School will hist a vaccination clinic tomorrow (Friday, March 5th) from 9 am till 5 pm, or until vaccines run out. The school is located at 104 Goldendale Avenue.
If you work in the healthcare or childcare industries tomorrow is YOUR day to receive the vaccine. Astria Health will provide vaccinations for those who are eligible.
The Pfizer/BioTech vaccine will be administered to participants on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you're not in Phase 1A and Phase 1B-Tier 1 of the vaccinations, you are NOT eligible.
Astria Health has provided the following guidelines. If you meet any of them, you are considered eligible.
• High-risk healthcare workers and first responders• Long-term care facility residents• All other workers at risk in health care settings• All people 65+ years or older• All people 50 years or older in multi-generational households (home where individuals from 2 or more generations reside).• School employees and childcare workers.
All participants will be required to wear a face-covering or mask. Social distancing will be enforced.
The Benton-Franklin Health District is currently working with partners to get vaccines to those who face barriers to access. If you'd like to help others, the District recommends the following:
Check in with older neighbors, family and friends to see if they qualify and need help accessing vaccineOffer to provide safe transport for someone you know, if that is a barrierHelp a senior book their appointment online by watching for open appointments and helping them secure their spot.
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