Attention Unity Care NW PATIENTS: We have a limited supply of vaccine for patients each week. Updates to our schedule will be made each Friday. These appointments are only available to existing patients. Click to schedule an appointment online.
Unity Care NW is happy to have begun providing vaccinations to our patients. We are following the phased approach outlined by WA Health Care Authority. All patients should be able to receive the vaccine in the upcoming months.
Our phone system is overwhelmed at this critical time. Please do not call to inquire about vaccine appointments. Appointments are required in order to receive a vaccination. In addition to posting our online scheduling tool we are contacting eligible patients to schedule vaccinations as we receive more vaccine. You may receive a text or email with a link to make an online appointment from our partner Luma Health. This is a legitimate and safe way to secure your vaccine appointment. Thank you for your patience.
The state’s vaccine locator can be used by anyone to find an available vaccination appointment locally. All Washingtonians over age 16 are eligible for a vaccine beginning May 1st.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I get vaccinated for COVID-19?
Most people should get vaccinated. The two vaccines that have been approved under an Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA for use in the U.S. have been proven very safe and are 94-95% effective in preventing you from getting COVID-19. The more people that get vaccinated, the safer our communities will be—and the quicker we can get to a better future. The groundbreaking cooperation between leading medical experts here in America and pharmaceutical companies globally has made a return to normalcy possible thanks to the COVID vaccines. More on why to get vaccinated here.
The COVID-19 vaccines being distributed are safe. They’re highly effective against serious disease and the emerging evidence about how they will work to stop the spread of COVID-19 looks very promising. When you’re eligible to get vaccine and there is supply available, you should get it. In the meantime, it is important to continue wearing your mask, maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more, and wash your hands.
How will I know when I can get vaccinated?
The Washington State Department of Health has created a Phase Finder tool designed to help people in Washington find out if they are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine now. You can also sign up to be notified when you become eligible.
Do I need to make an appointment to get the vaccine at Unity Care NW?
Yes, we will contact eligible patients to schedule vaccinations as we continue to receive more vaccine. Appointments will be required to receive the vaccine at Unity Care NW. This is to ensure that we’re delivering the vaccine in an orderly way to people who are eligible, and for the health and safety of people at the vaccination sites.
How much will a COVD-19 vaccine cost?
There is no out-of-pocket expense for COVID-19 vaccines.
Do I need a prescription for the vaccine?
A prescription for COVID-19 vaccine is not necessary or required. For additional information regarding eligibility requirements, check with Whatcom County Health Department website, and the CDC website.
Are there other locations where I can get a vaccination?
There are now many locations providing vaccinations. The state’s vaccine locator can be used by anyone eligible to receive a vaccine to find an available vaccination appointment locally.
Unity Care is also partnering with other healthcare providers and the county Health Department to provide a mass vaccination site for Whatcom County residents at Bellingham Technical College. Appointments are required in order to receive a vaccination and the site will only provide vaccine to those in the current phases and tiers identified by the WA Department of Health. Find your phase with Washington’s Phase Finder tool.
Find full details of the Community Vaccination Center and make an appointment here.
Find more COVID-10 related news and current information here.
Betty was the first patient to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Unity Care NW!
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