Drive-thru vaccine site opens at Evergreen State Fairgrounds

It’s the third drive-thru clinic to open in the county, joining others in Everett and Lynnwood.

MONROE — The Evergreen State Fairgrounds is the the site of Snohomish County’s third drive-thru COVID vaccine clinic.

The first opened last week at Paine Field in Everett. On Monday, another opened at Edmonds College in Lynnwood. Vaccinations are by appointment only and can be made at www.snohd.org/covidvaccine.

The Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce is working on a phone number for scheduling vaccine appointments. And more sites are in the planning stages.

Currently, the only people eligible for a shot are health care workers, some first responders and residents and staff at long-term care homes.

However, the state could be days away from advancing to the next phase of its vaccine rollout, which includes people 70 and older, as well as anyone 50 and up who lives in a multigenerational home.

The drive-thru clinics aren’t the only places to get vaccinated.

When the state enters Phase 1B, eligible recipients should first contact their primary care doctor to try to schedule an appointment.

Across the county, more than 50 hospitals, clinics and pharmacies have been approved to administer the vaccine.

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