COVID-19 vaccinations are available throughout eastern and central Washington but not everyone is rushing to the sites. The vaccine site in Benton County will be closing this week because of a lack of people showing up for vaccinations. The Yakima County site at State Fair Park will remain open but the hours of operation are changing on Thursday, May 27.

Yakima’s CVC New Operating Hours as of Thursday, May 27:

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Closed Saturday:

Closed Sunday:

Monday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m.

Yakima Health District officials say the change will impact those looking for a vaccine on Memorial Day when the site will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Health officials say although several other mass vaccination sites across the state are closing, the Yakima Community Vaccination Center will remain open until further notice.
A lot of people in Yakima County have taken advantage of the free vaccine. Health officials say to date the Yakima Community Vaccination Center has given 39,688 vaccinations.
Currently out of everyone 16 and older 50.88% have initiated vaccination and 42.34% have been fully vaccinated.
If you can't make it to Yakima's State Fair Park to get a vaccine there are other places around the Yakima Valley that are offering the vaccine.
A news release from the Yakima Health District says "to find other vaccination opportunities around Yakima, individuals are encouraged to visit or
To schedule mobile vaccination clinic at your business or organization, send an email to

If you've been suffering from sleeping anxiety or other problems related to the pandemic check out a program offered by the Yakima Health District. The program called My Strength includes information on balancing emotions, pregnancy,  early parenting, managing chronic pain, recovering from substance abuse, weight management and more. The myStrength offers programs that helps set goals and tracks progress. It includes hundreds of inspirational messages. Individuals are encouraged to visit the Yakima Health District website for more information on setting up a myStrength account at with the access code "YakimaCounty."


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