Get your 2nd dose at the Benton County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site

Benton County Fairgrounds
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Thousands of people received COVID-19 vaccinations in the snow on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, Washington.

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — It’s just about time for people who’ve received their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccination at the Benton County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site to consider when they’ll receive their second dose of the vaccine.

Officials at the Benton County Fairgrounds mass vaccination operation are calling on all individuals who were vaccinated during the week of January 25 to return and complete their inoculation. Anyone who fits this description is asked to return to Prep Mod, where appointments should be available from Thursday, Feb. 18 through Saturday, Feb. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST.

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When you arrive for your second dose, you should have your Vaccination Record Card ready to present to workers at the fairgrounds. This helps them ensure that you’re eligible for a second dose and received the first one adequately at this location.

This holds true for anyone who received their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Anyone who took the Moderna vaccine should wait 28 days before receiving their second dose. Any eligible participants seeking their second dose of the Moderna vaccine need to wait for next week’s shipment of supplies.

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However, officials at the Benton County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site suggest that appointments for second Moderna shots should become eligible this week by Friday, February 19.

One dose of the vaccine can help against COVID-19, but anyone who receives the first dose of a Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine needs to get a second to complete the process. Each vaccination is one step closer to ending this pandemic once and for all.

Please be advised that second doses of either vaccine should not be administered before the suggested waiting period. For Moderna, that’s 28 days from the first shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says participants need to wait a minimum of 21 days from the first shot to receive their second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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