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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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Everyone 16 and over can access the COVID-19 vaccine beginning this week. Vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. You should not be charged or billed for a COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, individuals in Washington State can access vaccines via Pfizer or Moderna.
COVID-19 vaccination works by teaching your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and this protects you from getting sick (CDC). Vaccination is an important tool to stop a pandemic. “Since 2020, we have had our eyes on when the COVID-19 vaccine was available to everyone,” states Darren Higashiyama, Incident Commander. “We have been looking forward to this moment for a long time with the intention of getting ourselves back to pre-pandemic life. Now we need people to recognize the downstream effects and take action. We need people to get vaccinated.”
According to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Kittitas County has given 26,324 doses (as of April 10, 2021). Vaccine appointments are readily available (https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/) in Kittitas County and the surrounding area.
The Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT) encourages everyone to join the COVID-19 Community Meeting on April 15 from 5:30 pm to 7pm to ask about COVID-19 vaccines. Individuals will have the opportunity to ask about anything they’re unsure about to community meeting panelists, including local medical providers. Please use the following link to participate. Please use “community” as the password to attend.
Sign up now for a vaccine appointment and get vaccinated. Help is available to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments or to request accommodations. Please reach out to Central Washington Disability Resources (CWDR) for help at 509-962-9620. If you are a disabled adult or are over the age of 60 and would like sign-up assistance, please call Aging & Long-Term Care at (509) 925-8765 or (877) 401-2583. If you do not have access to help and you are not over 60 or have a disability, you can also call the vaccine question line at 509-933-8315.
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.