COVID Vaccine Info


There will be two upcoming open registration windows:

1. MONDAY APRIL 19th at 9AM for a limited number (150 total) of Moderna doses for April 20th (SJI) and 22nd (Lopez).

2. TUESDAY APRIL 20th at 9AM for a large number (3,100 total) of Moderna doses for April 26th (SJI), April 27th (Orcas), and April 28th (Lopez).


ELIGIBILITY IS OPEN TO ALL INDIVIDUALS AGE 16 OR OVER - BUT PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MODERNA VACCINE OFFERED IN SAN JUAN COUNTY MAY ONLY BE GIVEN TO THOSE AGE 18 OR OVER.


STEP 1 
ENSURE ELIGIBILITY

For the Moderna vaccine administered in San Juan County, all individuals age 18 or over are eligible. The Pfizer vaccine being offered in some mainland locations is available to those age 16 and older. 
STEP 2 
IF ELIGIBLE, SCHEDULE VACCINE

Next openings are Monday 4/19 and Tuesday 4/20 at 9am. Live links will be posted in this location at those times.

NOTE: Other providers will also be delivering vaccine this coming week. Please see links below this table for details on how to learn more.

If you do secure a reservation, you will see this pop-up alert AND receive a confirmation email. The confirmation email may end up in your spam or junk folder depending on your email account settings so be sure to check there if you do not receive it.

If possible, print or take a screenshot of your confirmation email and bring it to your appointment. 
STEP 3
RECORD YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME


Carefully track the day, time, and location of your appointment. Missed appointments will not be rescheduled.





OTHER SAN JUAN COUNTY VACCINE PROVIDERS (check with providers for more info on clinic schedules and registering):

San Juan Island

Orcas Island

Lopez Island

KEY POINTS:

1. DEMAND FOR VACCINE IS FAR EXCEEDING SUPPLY. TO DATE, ON AVERAGE, SAN JUAN COUNTY IS RECEIVING 200 DOSES OF VACCINE PER WEEK. APPROXIMATELY 5,000 ISLANDERS ARE CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINE.
2. ON MONDAY EACH WEEK, SAN JUAN COUNTY PLACES AN ORDER WITH WA DOH FOR VACCINE. THOSE DOSES ARE RECEIVED AT THE END OF THE WEEK ORDERED. TO DATE ONLY A FRACTION OF THE REQUESTED AMOUNT ARE RECEIVED. SOME WEEKS NO DOSES AT ALL ARE RECEIVED. ALL DOSES RECEIVED ARE DELIVERED TO ISLANDERS THE FOLLOWING WEEK. SAN JUAN COUNTY HAS THE CAPACITY TO DELIVER 1000 DOSES PER WEEK, BUT AT THIS TIME IS LIMITED BY VACCINE AVAILABILITY.
3.SECOND DOSES OF VACCINE NEED TO BE ADMINISTERED AT THE SAME LOCATION THE FIRST DOSE WAS GIVEN.

VIDEO Q&A ON VACCINE DISTRO WITH COUNTY HEALTH & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR 



Useful links and resources:

CDC Vaccine Information Page

WA DOH Vaccine Information Page

What we know about the COVID Vaccine:

-San Juan County Health & Community Services understands there is tremendous demand for the vaccine. Please know that though every effort will be made to distribute vaccine rapidly and equitably, patience and empathy will get us through this. Timing and volume of supply, and eligibility requirements are all outside of San Juan County control. The Health & Community Services team will continue to advocate on the islands’ behalf and plan for a robust and rapid distribution as soon as doses arrive. 

-Managing of our collective expectations is critical. Administration of vaccine will not be instantaneous. There will be shortfalls and delays in vaccine delivery to the islands. It will be many months until the supply necessary to vaccinate all island residents will be available. Even those individuals who are especially vulnerable to the disease may need to wait some time until immunizations are possible. 

-It is important to understand that though the Moderna vaccine is thought to be 94% effective (average flu vaccine is 40- 60% effective), this means that 1 in 20 who receive the COVID vaccine are not protected. 

-As vaccine delivery ramps up, the islands need to maintain existing safety practices. Masking. Hygiene. Avoiding travel. Eliminating indoor social contacts. Ensuring that those who engage in higher-risk activities quarantine after doing so. Until the disease is truly under control, the risk of transmission remains, even from those who have been vaccinated. See this FAQ for more details.