BFHD announces COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Richland, Pasco

BFHD announces COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Richland, Pasco
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 2, 2021 file photo, a pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site.

KENNEWICK, Wash. — With the mass vaccination site at the Benton County Fairgrounds finished, the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) is offering free COVID-19 vaccinations at clinics set up throughout the Tri-Cities.

According to a press release issued by BFHD, a handful of COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be available over the course of the next week. These pop-up clinics are meant to provide equitable access to vaccines for communities with lower vaccination rates. They are completely free of cost and do not require an appointment.

Participants age 12+ can sign up on the spot and do not need to show proof of residency or citizenship to receive their dose. Additionally, there will be Spanish-speaking staff and volunteers on-site to assist participants who speak English as a second language.

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The first clinic is at East Lake Tri-Cities on June 2. You can visit this location at 1300 Jadwin Ave in Richland from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

The second is being held at SuperMex El Pueblo Market on June 3. You can visit this location at 720 N. 20th Ave in Pasco from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Two BFHD vaccination clinics are being held over the weekend as well. One will take place on Saturday, June 5 at the Islamic Center of Tri-Cities. The clinic will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at 2900 Bombing Range Rd in Richland.

Last, but certainly not least, there will be an extended COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the CBC West Testing Site on Sunday, June 6. This is a weekly clinic that will be held each week for the foreseeable future. Located at 3110 W. Argent Rd, this clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on consecutive Sundays.

There are other options available if none of these pop-up clinics work for your schedule. To find a COVID-19 vaccination appointment in your community, click here.

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