COVID-19 Vaccine at Three Rivers Hospital

We’re excited to offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Three Rivers Hospital!
If you would like information about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions below.

For general COVID-19 coronavirus information and access to our Patterns page (to make fabric masks and hospital gowns), click here. Please read below for more information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Check our Facebook page, local news media, and this page for updates. Thank you for your patience! 

If you have questions, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page or email us at

Vaccine Status Report

UPDATE: 3/8/2021
We will not receive a shipment this week for first doses. We have a very small number of second doses due this week, so our remaining supply from last week will be enough to cover everyone scheduled this week.
We still have not received word regarding whether we’ll receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so at this time we are still designated as a Moderna vaccine site.
If you have registered with us and haven’t gotten a call yet, please know you are still on our waiting list and we will get to you as soon as we can. If you’d like to double-check your registration status, feel free to email us by completing the contact form below. Thank you as always for your patience.

Step 1

Are you a resident of Okanogan County or north Douglas County (Bridgeport and Mansfield)?

Due to the limited number of vaccine allocation to our hospital, we are prioritizing our full-time residents within Okanogan-Douglas County Public Hospital District 1 and Okanogan County. If you do not live within our district or county, please do not register with us at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Step 2

Are you eligible to receive the vaccine yet?

Complete the Washington State Department of Health
(WA DOH) PhaseFinder to find out!

NOTE: PhaseFinder is a vaccine eligibility tool run by Washington state-level agencies.
The PhaseFinder is informational for you to determine current eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
It is NOT a registration form to get the vaccine at Three Rivers Hospital.
After you complete PhaseFinder and confirm you are eligible, you will need to continue on and complete our vaccine registration form as Step 3 of this process.

Step 3

When confirmed eligible,
complete TRH Vaccine Registration 

Once you’ve submitted the registration form,
we will call you as soon as we can to schedule
your appointment. Depending on the state’s
vaccine supply, you may not receive an
appointment for a few weeks.

If you are not included in the current WA DOH COVID-19 vaccine group or phase, please do not fill out the form yet.

Waiting to complete the vaccine registration form only when you become eligible will help keep the process moving smoothly for everyone. We appreciate your help to ensure there is enough vaccine available for the higher priority and vulnerable groups in the initial defined Phases.

Other Registration Options

If you’d prefer to register over the phone, please call 1-866-458-0169. Help is available in English and in Spanish.

If you or an eligible loved one need a registration form to mail instead of complete online, please CLICK HERE to access our Forms Download page to print a paper COVID-19 Vaccine Registration form.

Available in both English and Spanish!

Step 4

After your registration form has been received, a Three Rivers Hospital representative will call to schedule an appointment for you to receive the first of the two-dose vaccine.

Please wait at least five business days after completing the Three Rivers Hospital COVID-19 Vaccine Registration form before contacting us to check status of a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

Step 5

Please wear a mask and be prepared to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms when you arrive for your scheduled appointment to receive Dose #1 of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Step 6

When you return 28 days after your first dose to the scheduled appointment to receive Dose #2 :

  • Bring the CDC COVID-19 vaccine card you received with your first dose

  • Wear a mask

  • Be prepared to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and answer a short questionnaire about your current health status

We are currently administering COVID-19 vaccine for Phase

Tier 1

  • People age 65 and over
  • People age 50 and over who live in multi-generational households (ex. a married couple who are both 50+ living with a relative who’s 70+)
  • Educators and certified childcare workers (per the Governor’s order on March 2, 2021)

Click the image to make it larger. *Note: Updated Feb. 23, 2021.

Not in Phase 1B? PhaseFinder will send you email and/or text notifications when you’re eligible!

If you are in Phase 1A and have not yet received your vaccine, you can still register to receive a vaccine by clicking on the TRH COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form button in Step 3 of the process above.

Washington State Department of Health guidelines can be found HERE.

Effective Jan. 18, 2021, the Governor’s Office has announced the opening and expansion of Phase 1B, which you can read more about HERE.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) definitions and distribution plan for COVID-19 vaccine can be found HERE.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know which phase I qualify for?

A: The state Department of Health has launched a new online tool to help determine which phase you fall under to receive the vaccine.


Even if you don’t qualify under the current phase, you can complete the tool and opt in to receive email and/or text notifications from the state when you’re eligible to get the vaccine.

An infographic explaining the phases outlined by the Department of Health as of February 23 is posted on this page.

In order to keep the process moving smoothly, we’re asking everyone to please wait to sign up via the online registration form until their phase is open for receiving the vaccine.

Q: Why do I need an appointment? Why can’t I just walk in and ask for the vaccine?

A: The current COVID-19 vaccine arrives in a multi-dose vial and is administered in groups of about 10 people. To help as many people receive the vaccine as quickly as possible and avoid wasting valuable vaccinations, small groups of people are scheduled for short appointments. Each appointment includes checking in with Admitting, receiving the vaccine, and 15 -30 minutes of monitoring for any allergic reactions.

Q: I’ve registered for the vaccine and waited at least five business days, but I still have not been contacted for an appointment. Why is that?

A: There are a couple of reasons why there might be a delay in scheduling you for an appointment:

  1. We receive vaccine shipments from the state once per week, unless there is a shortage at the state level. We request what we’ll need for first and second doses. Some weeks, they are not able to send us any new vaccine supply, and that is slowing down our scheduling process. We don’t want to schedule appointments and then have to cancel if we don’t have enough for everyone, so we wait until we know how much supply we’ll have before making phone calls.
  2. We have a small team. They work fast, but there may be a wait due to the volume of demand for the vaccine. We are scheduling in chronological order of when we receive your registration form. We appreciate your patience! If you’d like regular updates on where we are in the scheduling process, please revisit this page or follow us on Facebook HERE.

Q: What happens at the appointment?

A: Please come in through our main entrance. You will be let in and screened for temperature and COVID-19 symptoms. At that point, you can check-in at the Admitting desk.

You may have a brief wait before it’s your turn to be vaccinated. Receiving the shot is a quick process! Once you’re done, we’ll ask you to wait for 15-30 minutes to monitor you for any allergic reaction. The wait time depends on your known allergies and other health factors we will ask you about at the time of your appointment.

During the first appointment, we’ll schedule your second dose. Please don’t leave without scheduling your second COVID-19 vaccination. Due to the timing and effectiveness of the vaccine, it’s very important to not miss the second appointment.

If you have no reaction to the vaccine during your designated wait time, you’ll be cleared to leave.

Q: How do I sign up to receive the vaccine at Three Rivers Hospital?

A: We are complying with Washington state’s phased plan for administering the vaccine. At this time, we are only able to give the vaccine to people falling under Phase 1B and Phase 1A. The Governor’s Office announced the start of Phase 1B effective January 18, 2021: Read More Here

If you do fall under any previous or current Phase we are administering, we strongly recommend signing up to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by completing the online registration form by clicking the red “COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form” button on this webpage. You may also register by phone (English and Spanish) by calling 1-866-458-0169.

We are responding to COVID-19 vaccine registrations as quickly as possible. Please wait at least 10 business days before calling to check status on a vaccine appointment.

Q: What if I can’t make it to my appointment, or what if I missed it due to unforeseen circumstances?

A: If you need to reschedule your first appointment, please call us Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., at least 24 hours before your appointment at (509) 689-2517.
This will allow us to schedule others waiting who can step into your vacated slot.

If you missed your first dose appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, such as bad weather, you don’t need to do anything. We still have your information on file and will call you as soon as we can to reschedule you.

Reminder! Due to the timing and effectiveness of the vaccine, it’s very important to not miss the second appointment. It is possible to receive the second dose of the Moderna vaccine up to six weeks after the first dose, without affecting the efficacy of the vaccine.

Q: What is the cost for the vaccine?

A: This is a free service to the community, so there are no out of pocket charges. However, we will request your insurance information to bill a small administrative fee for each dose. If you do not have health insurance, our team can help you secure coverage through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Q: Which vaccine is available at Three Rivers Hospital?
A: We have received the Moderna vaccine. This is delivered in two doses, spaced 28 days apart. We are able to order more each week from the state.

Q: Will Three Rivers Hospital offer the new Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine?
A: As of March 2, we do not yet know if we will receive that vaccine. Please feel free to check back on this page in the coming weeks for any updates on this. In the meantime, here is an article from KING-5 about the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Washington state: CLICK HERE

Q: How does the vaccine work?
A: The Washington State Department of Health has a minute-long video explaining how the vaccine works in your body.



Q: What are the normal side effects of the Moderna vaccine?

A: From the Washington state Department of Health website: “Like some routine vaccines, the most common side effects are a sore arm, tiredness, headache, and muscle pain. These symptoms are a sign that the vaccine is prompting an immune response. Data from clinical trials showed the following:

  • Ninety percent of people reported pain at the injection site
  • Seventy percent of people reported tiredness and headache
  • Sixty percent of people reported muscle pain

“For most people, these side effects occurred within two days of getting the vaccine and lasted about a day. Side effects were more common after the second dose than the first dose.

“You may see some rumors about untrue side effects online or on social media. Make sure any time you see a claim about a side effect that you check the source of that claim. This video can teach you more about how to figure out if a claim online is true or not.”

Q: Will Three Rivers Hospital offer the new Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine?

A: As of March 2, we do not yet know if we will receive that vaccine. Please feel free to check back on this page in the coming weeks for any updates on this. In the meantime, here is an article from KING-5 about the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Washington state: CLICK HERE

Questions? Contact us!