Same-day appointments available at Clark County vaccination clinic

Those who live or work in Southwest Washington can now make same-day appointments for a COVID-19 vaccination at the Clark County Fairgrounds Shot Clinic.

Including a 15 minute safety “cool down” in their car, the average total time for recipients to get the vaccine is 20 minutes, Department of Health workers said.

Anyone over 16 years of age is eligible for the free shot. Currently Pfizer-BioNTech is the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for people 16 years of age and older. Moderna is authorized for people 18 and older. Those ages 16 and 17 may need consent from a parent or guardian to get the vaccine, unless they are legally emancipated.

The Ridgefield mass vaccination site administers both first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The Fairgrounds vaccination clinic, at 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The clinic accepts same-day appointments and walk-ins.

For more information and a link to making online appointments, visit doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/VaccineInformation/MassVaccinationSites