Submitted by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services

Starting today February 22, Lewis County residents age 85 and older can call the Lewis County Mobile Vaccine Project (LCMVP) hotline to be added to a waitlist for future COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Residents who are added to the waitlist will be contacted to schedule an appointment as vaccines become available. The hotline may be busy at first, so callers are encouraged to try back if needed.

Mobile vaccination clinics will be held at locations throughout Lewis County, depending on community needs. For example, if there is a high level of interest from East Lewis County residents, a mobile clinic will be located in that area. This will serve our rural residents more effectively than only offering the vaccine at the SW Washington Fairgrounds. Due to limited vaccine availability, clinics will vary week by week.

“Our goal is to help our most vulnerable residents receive the vaccine as soon as possible,” said Twin Transit Community Relations Director Andrea Culletto. “Lewis County chose the hotline model because many Lewis County residents live in areas where internet access is unavailable or unreliable. This model, which will be expanded to additional age groups in phases, will ensure that everyone in our community has equal access to the COVID-19 vaccine.”

LCMVP is a collaborative effort between Lewis County Health and Social Services, Bird’s Eye Medical, Twin Transit, and United Way. Bird’s Eye Medical will be the vaccine provider, Twin Transit will provide hotline support and transportation for those in need, and United Way of Lewis County will provide volunteer support.

Lewis County residents age 85 and over are encouraged to call the LCMVP hotline at 888-205-1321 and sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine waitlist. The hotline will open on Monday, February 22, 2021. It will be staffed Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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