OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Upcoming mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be limited only to people who live or work in Washington state, the state Department of Health said Wednesday.
The upcoming clinics in Ridgefield, Spokane, Kennewick, and Wenatchee have limited spots due to the scarcity of the vaccine, DOH said. Still, DOH urged all residents to get vaccinated, the Bellingham Herald reported. Citizenship is not required.
“If you do not live or work in Washington, please do not make vaccine appointments or travel to these Washington mass vaccination sites for vaccines,” DOH said.
Those who attend the mass vaccination clinics may be asked to show one of the following identification documents when they arrive:
— Statement/letter with a Washington state address, or voucher from an employer, faith-based institution, health care provider, school, or other registered organization or agency, etc. that the person lives or works in Washington state.
Health officials said the documents will not be copied or recorded. The clinics are available only to those currently eligible to receive the vaccine under the state’s plan.