The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is urging all industry employers to contact a local health district, clinic, pharmacy or federal provider to offer and encourage employee vaccinations for COVID-19.

Washington health authorities have the resources to arrange on-site vaccination events or schedule group appointments at clinics or the federal vaccination site at Yakima State Fair Park. Oregon growers also have a variety of community organizations and health authorities helping to vaccinate agricultural workers.

Good Fruit Grower has collected several related documents and links for both states in a webpage at

To help employers with outreach, the page also includes videos about vaccination myths vs. facts. Produced by the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, the videos are available in English at: and in Spanish at:

In addition to the resources on this page, the Washington State Department of Health has an online form to request an on-site vaccination event through local health districts, available at

For vaccinations in Oregon’s Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties, employers may contact Dr. Mimi McDonell at North Central Public Health by email at or by calling 541-506-2615. Growers may also contact One Community Health at: For vaccine availability notifications in North Central Oregon counties, employers may sign up at:

by Ross Courtney