Status of COVID-19 Vaccines

Washington is currently in Phase 1B - Tier 1 of the phased approach and is prioritizing appointments for individuals 65 and older, or 50 and older if they live in a multigenerational household. Right now we are adding patients to a waitlist, due to inconsistent vaccine supply.  

We continue to experience unpredictable vaccine allocation and do not know from week to week how much vaccine will be available to our patients. Inconsistent vaccine supply makes it very difficult to schedule appointments in the future because we cannot guarantee appointments until we have vaccine on hand. We have implemented a vaccine waitlist to ensure we are only scheduling appointments we are confident we can fulfill. 

Washington is currently in Phase 1B - Tier 1 of the phased approach and is prioritizing appointments for individuals 65 and older, or 50 and older if they live in a multigenerational household. Right now we are adding patients to a waitlist, due to inconsistent vaccine supply.  

We continue to experience unpredictable vaccine allocation and do not know from week to week how much vaccine will be available to our patients. Inconsistent vaccine supply makes it very difficult to schedule appointments in the future because we cannot guarantee appointments until we have vaccine on hand. We have implemented a vaccine waitlist to ensure we are only scheduling appointments we are confident we can fulfill.  

If you are not eligible to receive the vaccine now, we encourage you to use the Phase Finder tool to be notified when your phase begins. We also encourage patients and community members to subscribe to our vaccine email newsletter to stay informed on the latest developments. Learn more about our plans for vaccine distribution. 

Updated 1/22/2021


The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA on December 11 and vaccine began moving across the country immediately afterward. The first shipment of Pfizer vaccine arrived at Skagit Regional Health on December 17 and our first staff vaccination clinics began the following Monday.  

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine received EUA status on December 19. Skagit Regional Health began vaccinating healthcare workers in Snohomish County on January 5. 

We at Skagit Regional Health are excited to be vaccinating our staff and we are actively ordering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines through the appropriate channels. We are working closely with federal, state and local partners to align our distribution plans and follow the Phased Approach adopted by the Department of Health. Patients and community members can be the first to know about COVID-19 updates at Skagit Regional Health by signing up for our newsletter.

Updated 1/7/2021

There is a lot of information on the internet and in the media about COVID-19 vaccines. It can be difficult to find quality information from reputable sources. Skagit Regional Health recommends the Center for Disease Control (CDC)  and the Washington Department of Health as great locations to receive quality information on this important effort. Here are some great CDC resources: