The Yakima Community Vaccination Center at State Fair Park will remain open beyond its previously announced closing date, the Yakima Health District said Monday.
The site, which opened March 31 with an expected eight-week lifespan, will “remain open until further notice,” the district said in a news release. As of Monday, the site had administered 39,688 vaccinations, the release said.
In Yakima County 51.7% of those 16 and older have initiated vaccination and 43.4% have been fully vaccinated.
The center’s hours will change Thursday. The new hours will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays and Mondays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It will be closed Fridays and Saturdays. It will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Memorial Day.
State Fair Park is at 1301 S. Fair Ave.
The state Department of Health plans to close mass vaccination sites in Kennewick and Ridgefield on Friday, and transition leadership of the Wenatchee site to the local health district. The Spokane site will remain open. The state and local health districts have been transitioning to mobile vaccine clinics to reach more people.
Yakima’s mass vaccination site has been run through a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Yakima Health District, the state Department of Health and the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management.