Registration open for mass vaccine events in Buckley, Tacoma

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Two mass COVID-19 vaccination events have been announced this week for Pierce County.

Wednesday at 10 a.m., registration opens for a drive-thru Pfizer vaccine event in Buckley on Saturday (March 27) at White River High School. The goal is to immunize 1,170.

Registration also is open for a Moderna vaccine event at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma on Saturday (March 27), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The goal is to immunize 480 people.

The links to register will be at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s social media accounts on Twitter or Facebook, and its website tpchd.org/vaxtothefuture.

The registration links also will be at Pierce County’s website piercecountywa.gov/7096/Covid-19-Vaccine-Information.

If you are on the health department’s web page before 10 a.m., remember to refresh your browser at 10 a.m. to see the link. If that doesn’t work, you might need to clear your browser’s cache.

Participants must be at least 16 to receive the Pfizer vaccine and at least 18 to receive Moderna and in Phase 1A , 1B Tier 1, or 1B Tier 2. You can go to FindYourPhaseWA.org to check eligibility.

The health department also offers help for those without online access to register. Call 253-649-1412. The call center is open 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week.

Pierce County also offers a call center to help those who currently qualify find vaccines: 253-798-8900 or email pcvaccine@piercountywa.gov for help.

You can sign up for future notifications of events at tpchd.org/notify. The health department does not send direct registration links to subscribers of this list; it is only for advance notifications.

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