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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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Kittitas County’s vaccine scheduling system, SignUpGenius, will remain as the scheduling platform for COVID-19 vaccine distributed under the Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT). The scheduling system will be a constant as the vaccine supply continues to come and go during periods of limited COVID-19 vaccine allotments. At this time, there is a waiting list for appointments via SignUpGenius as the county awaits additional vaccine supply.
Since the unveiling earlier this week, the IMT has been resolving any issues associated with vaccine appointments. For example, staff is combing through duplicative appointments after individuals erroneously signed up for more than one time slot. The IMT will continue to respond to any scheduling issues as we continue to roll out vaccine.
In addition to the online scheduling system, there is now a COVID-19 vaccine phone line available for the public between 9 am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. That phone line is receiving upwards of one hundred calls, daily, and is staffed by volunteers.
For individuals who are unable to access the online scheduling platform, we strongly encourage you to reach out to family or friends to assist you with the online process. If that is not feasible, then you may call the COVID-19 question line for assistance. However, there is a limited capacity for assistance to individuals who cannot use the online system.
We will continue to regularly notify the public of more vaccine shipments being received. Notifications occur via press release (sign up for automatic notifications here https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/login/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fopt%2fdefault.aspx). Individuals may also be notified via radio (KXLE) along with social media.
As of today, Kittitas County has administered 2,494 COVID-19 vaccines. By the end of next week, that number is expected to be 4,669. As previously stated, the IMT will not waste or stockpile COVID-19 vaccine. We all understand the sense of urgency people are feeling about accessing the vaccine, which is why the IMT, Kittitas County Public Health, Kittitas Valley Healthcare, Community Health of Central Washington, and to date almost one hundred volunteers are working together to get our community vaccinated as efficiently as possible. Our capacity to vaccinate is based on vaccine availability; nevertheless, our vaccine plans are now a reality with systems in place to get vaccine out as quickly as it arrives.
To read about COVID-19 vaccine, please visit www.doh.wa.gov or www.cdc.gov. If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine call 509-933-8315 or if you have questions about COVID-19 testing, you may contact your healthcare provider or the KVH COVID clinic at 509-933-8850. If you have questions about your health, please contact your healthcare provider. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department at KVH.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, 509-962-7515
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.