**FEB. 26, 2021 COVID VACCINATION UPDATE**
FIRST-DOSE COVID VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS REMAIN ON HOLD
Due to the continued first-dose vaccine shortage and shipping delays as a result of last week’s national weather events, first-dose COVID vaccinations are remaining on hold. Second-dose vaccination appointments will continue as scheduled. Once we receive first-dose COVID vaccines, we will call to reschedule your canceled appointment and open new first-dose vaccination appointments.
The next COVID vaccine update will be Friday, March 5, 2021.
**COVID-19 UPDATE – 2/26/2021**
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital adheres to Department of Health guidance regarding the current COVID vaccine administration phases. You can go to www.FindYourPhaseWA.org to learn if you are currently eligible. If you are not yet eligible there is an opportunity to sign up on that site to receive notification when your group moves into an active phase.
We are very happy that we are able to offer the COVID Vaccination for those in our community in an eligible group and we are doing everything we can to get as many out as quickly as possible. Please be patient with us. We are providing vaccinations at our Drive-thru Service Center by appointment; you can self-schedule online at this link: https://www.solvhealth.com/book-online/A4yalp. Your scheduling experience will be most satisfactory using a smart phone or a computer with a camera to capture images of your ID though you can also provide this at the Drive-thru Service Center. The Drive-thru Services Center is located on the hospital campus; follow the signs for On-line COVID vaccine bookings via the second hospital “deliveries” entrance. We apologize but you must have an appointment in order to receive the vaccine.
If you are in an eligible group but do not have access to on-line scheduling you can call 425-396-7682 to arrange a time to come into the hospital to complete your registration documents and receive your first dose of vaccine. Enter the hospital property at the first main entrance and check in at the registration desk in the main lobby—do not follow the On-line COVID Vaccine Bookings signs. While you are here we can help you to schedule your second dose on-line for the Drive-thru Services Center.
To make room in the Drive-thru Service Center for vaccine administration the times for COVID Testing are being compressed to 7:30am to 9:30am Monday thru Friday (closed on holidays and weekends). Testing is recommended only for those with current symptoms or a recent direct and unprotected exposure to a known positive case. Registration forms will be delivered to waiting cars closest to the entry tent and can also be downloaded and completed prior to arrival.
Completed forms’ content will be captured in a photo through a raised car door window along with insurance and ID cards to limit staff exposure. Participants will be coached through the collection of their own nasal sample. Results will be available for review on our on-line portal 3-7 business days after collection; accounts will be created during the registration process.
NOTE: by order of King County Health Officer anyone who undergoes COVID testing for symptoms or exposure to someone with the virus must quarantine at least until test results are known and longer if results detect virus.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR VISITORS: For the protection of our vulnerable inpatients, we remain closed to in-person visitation. Several alternatives are available to maintain family connections—ask your family member’s care team for more details on these options.”