OLYMPIA (KONP staff) – As part of Gov. Inslee’s new 6-phase plan to speed up the distribution of Covid-19 vaccinations, Washington state launched a new web site on Monday where users can check their eligibility to receive the vaccine at findyourphasewa.org.

The site received so much traffic yesterday that some users were experiencing technical difficulties with the web site. We tried it on Tuesday and it worked fine.

Inslee said that the state is now ready to move to Phase 1B on the vaccination schedule, which Clallam County began last week, and that the vaccination phase is changing immediately to include everyone 65 and older.

Also, starting immediately, 95% of all vaccine allocations to counties must be administered within the first week after receipt, and every dose allocated prior to this week must be administered by Jan. 24.

According to the CDC, the state has received nearly 700,000 doses, but have administered less than half, at least partly because many communities do not have the staff, plans or infrastructure in place to vaccinate their residents.