Mass vaccination site planned at Bellingham Technical College

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A mass vaccination clinic will open at Bellingham Technical College (BTC) once the county has enough vaccine supply, the Whatcom County Health Department announced February 18. 

A news release on the vaccination clinic said organizers are finalizing operations and will be ready to open when there is enough supply, which could be by March. The site will operate through appointments only. 

Organizers estimate the county could vaccinate up to 5,000 people at the college per week.

The mass vaccination clinic will be in partnership with BTC, Family Care Network, PeaceHealth, Sea Mar Community Health Center, Unity Care NW and the health department, the release said.

“It’s an honor to work collaboratively with our partners to develop plans for a community vaccination clinic that will be open to all,” said county health department director Erika Lautenbach, in the news release. “When Whatcom County partners work collectively, we can do more to support our residents. The vaccine promises a return to normality.”

Whatcom Community College nursing students will help with the vaccination clinic, the news release said.

People should not call the technical college for information on scheduling appointments, the news release said. Updates, including the launch date, operation hours and how to book appointments will soon be available on the county health department website.

BTC is located at 3028 Lindbergh Avenue in Bellingham.

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