Columbia Safety’s Rick Harte prepares for the next inoculation against COVID-19 Friday, May 14, 2021, at a Mobile Vaccine Clinic in the parking lot at Franklin Middle School in Yakima, Wash.

The Yakima Health District reported nine additional coronavirus cases Wednesday, with no new deaths.

The county’s total is 31,206 since the pandemic started, with deaths at 425.

Seven people were hospitalized Wednesday, with two intubated.

As of Wednesday, 30,007 people have recovered.


Yakima County is in Phase 3 of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan. The governor has announced a full reopening June 30 statewide. The date could be earlier if more than 70% of the state’s over-16 population has initiated vaccination before then.

Statewide, 62.7% of people 16 and up have initiated vaccination. In Yakima County, 53.6% 16 and up have initiated vaccination and 45.5% are fully vaccinated.

Yakima County had 96 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 from May 12-25.

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Everyone 12 and older is eligible for the COVID vaccine in Washington.

The Yakima State Fair Park vaccine site is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays and Mondays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It is closed Fridays and Saturdays.

First and second dose appointments are available at prepmod.doh.wa.gov or by calling 800-525-0127 and pressing #. Walk-ups are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged.

People who need a ride can call 211. Yakima Transit Route 12 will drop off individuals at the walk-up entrance located at Gate 1. No documentation or identification is required at the site. There is no cost to get the vaccine.

Mobile vaccine clinics are planned at the following locations without an appointment:


  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Davis High School, Yakima.
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Eisenhower High School, Yakima.
  • Noon to 5 p.m., Yakima Association of Realtors, 2707 River Road, Yakima.
  • 2-3 p.m., Englewood Christian Church, 511 N. 44th Ave., Yakima.

People also can get the vaccine at clinics and pharmacies around the county. The health district’s website at www.yakimacounty.us/2472/COVID-19-Vaccine has an updated list. The state has a vaccine locator at https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov.