Mason County Public Health release the following summary of the County’s first vaccination clinics:
COVID-19 vaccination has been going on in Mason County for Group 1A, high-risk healthcare workers, first responders, long-term care facility residents and other workers at risk in healthcare settings and 3,440 have been vaccinated since Mid- December. Mass Vaccination Clinic’s for Covid-19 for 1B Tier 1, those 65 years and older and 50-64 in a multi-generational household, began last week in both Belfair and in Shelton. Both mass clinics held pre-registration via website and phone (Shelton) and were filled within 30 minutes. The first held in Belfair, was a joint venture between North Mason School District, Mason County Area Command, NMRFA and Peninsula Community Health Services. It was on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 and vaccinated 599 people.
The second held in Shelton, was on Saturday, January 27th vaccinating 687 people and was a collaboration of Mason County Public Health and Mason General Hospital/Mason Health. The Shelton event was a “drive through tent” model and the longest wait was 45 minutes with the average wait only 20 minutes.
Vaccination events will continue in both the Belfair and Shelton areas of Mason County weekly as vaccine supplies are received from the state. All are requiring pre-registration.
More information is available by:
•Calling Mason County COVID-19 Vaccine Recorded Message at 360-427-9670 Ext. 599.(This is updated regularly, sometimes more than once a day.)
•Check the Mason County Website frequently for new information: https://www.co.mason.wa.us/COVID-19/vaccination-information.php
We ask for your patience as there or over 20,000 seeking vaccine in the 1B Tier 1 group an dare working toward vaccinating 2000-3000 a week as vaccine is allotted to our County by the State.