COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Spokane Arena Update
Chief Administrative Officer
PIO & Communications Manage
Spokane Regional Health District
Spokane, WA. January 28, 2021 – Vaccination efforts continue at Spokane Arena with lessons learned from opening day being applied moving forward. Below are updates from the Spokane Arena COVID-19 vaccination site for the community:
Vaccinations provided yesterday:
- 1,164 people were vaccinated at Spokane Arena yesterday
- Technical glitches early in the registration process contributed to more people having vaccination appointments than anticipated on Wednesday, however CHAS Health was committed to ensuring each person who had a vaccination appointment received their vaccination.
- CHAS Health is working with SRHD, DOH and community partners to ensure there is enough supply to vaccinate everyone with a current appointment.
- CHAS Health has confirmed additional resources for both scheduling technology and phone capacity moving forward.
- Some changes are currently being made to the traffic flow at Spokane Arena to ensure a more efficient and effective parking experience moving forward.
- Additional exits are being created for those without vaccination appointments to be able to get out of line efficiently.
- Staff from Spokane Arena and the Washington National Guard will be directing traffic and parking for the vaccination site.
- COVID-19 testing has been suspended at the Spokane Arena through Friday as we evaluate traffic flow onsite. People who need COVID-19 testing in the meantime can make an appointment with a provider at one of our urgent care locations.
Important Updates for the Community:
- It is essential that all individuals who arrive at the Spokane Arena confirm they have an appointment on the schedule before arriving onsite. Staff is confirming appointments upon entrance to the site as well as at the building entrance door. Those without a scheduled appointment will not be able to receive a vaccine and will be turned away. Individuals can confirm their appointment by visiting Web.my-care-plan.com and log in with the same username and password they used to create their original appointment.
- People should plan for cold weather as they may need to wait in line outside Spokane Arena. Please remember to dress warm and come prepared. National Guard members are available onsite for those with mobility issues who need assistance.
- Please note that there will be metal detectors at the entrance of the Spokane Arena. Please plan accordingly and leave weapons of any kind at home.
- If people received their first vaccination yesterday and did not schedule their second dose while in observation, they should follow the instructions provided with their vaccination packet to schedule their second dose.
CHAS Health COVID Vaccination at Spokane Arena Hours:
720 W. Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For further information from Spokane Regional Health District about COVID-19 and vaccinations, visit covid.srhd.org. You can also call (800) 525-0127, and press #. You can also call the state hotline at 1.800.525.0127 and press # or text “Coronavirus” to 211-211 to receive text information and updates. If you cannot reach the hotline, please call an alternate line at 888.856.5816.
About CHAS Health
CHAS Health is a local, non-profit organization that provides high quality health care to everyone, regardless of insurance status. Our mission is to improve the overall health of the communities we serve by expanding access to quality health and wellness services. Those services include medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and health education. Visit www.chas.org for more information.
About Spokane Regional Health District
Spokane Regional Health District is a leader and partner in public health by protecting, improving and promoting the health and well-being of all people through evidence-based practices. SRHD is one of 34 local public health agencies serving Washington state’s 39 counties. Visit www.srhd.org for comprehensive, updated information about SRHD and its triumphs in making Spokane a safer and healthier community.