By Lee Callahan
Starting on March 31, those getting their vaccine won't have to prove they're eligible under the current phase to qualify. The DOH said they trust most people will continue to do the right thing and wait their turn.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will no longer require proof of vaccine eligibility with Phase Finder, according to a newsletter the department sent out Friday.
Phase Finder is an online questionnaire patients were previously required to take to prove they were eligible for the shot.
On March 31, about 2 million more people will join the roughly 3 million currently eligible for vaccine. This includes people 16 years or older with two or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions, people age 60 and older, people, staff and volunteers in certain congregate living settings, and high-risk critical workers in certain congregate settings. For a detailed list of who is eligible please refer to DOH’s vaccine allocation and prioritization guidance document.