Southeast Washington (Walla Walla area)
Information about COVID-19 Vaccines
Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) is leading community vaccination efforts, in partnership with community organizations, including Providence St. Mary/Providence Medical Group. DCH is actively planning vaccination clinics; however, scheduling is based on the availability of the vaccine, which is variable and unpredictable. The hope is to offer vaccine clinics frequently, in a central, easily accessible location. DCH is committed to sharing information timely and transparently and is working to keep their website and Facebook page updated with current information and will also be sending media releases as appropriate.
We are encouraged by the interest in the community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage everyone to get vaccinated, as it is a key step in saving lives and ending the pandemic.
For information on vaccine clinics/appointments, please visit the Washington State Department of Health website. Please also visit the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health website and the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding community vaccine events. DCH has convened a task force to work with local community partners to reach those who do not have Internet access and those who face other barriers to getting vaccinated. Additionally, Washington State Department of Health has installed a COVID-19 Vaccine hotline 1-800-525-0127 Press #, to assist residents who may not have access to a computer.
Please know the health and well-being of our caregivers, our patients and our community remains our highest priority. Thank you for continuing to do your part to keep you and our communities safe by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and washing your hands frequently. Stay safe and be well.
Providence St. Mary asks community to get vaccinated and continue taking precautions
(4-16-2021) The incidence of COVID-19 is finally declining in Walla Walla due to vaccination and continued precautions such as masking, hand washing and social distancing. Providence St. Mary is asking everyone in Walla Walla County to stay the course in order for us to get back closer to normal.
If you are not yet vaccinated, please consider doing so. It protects you, and those around you, and is our best available option for getting our businesses back to capacity. It also will allow us to have public events once again. Please continue to mask (covering your nose and mouth), wash your hands and maintain social distance from people outside of your household, and individuals who may be unvaccinated.