City of Seattle to Administer Nearly 14,000 Doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine This Week

All Eligible King County Residents Can Register for Open Appointments This Week By Signing Up Online Or Calling the City of Seattle

Seattle Fire Department to Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic at South Park Community Center

SEATTLE (March 17, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s vaccination plan for the week of March 15 through March 20. With nearly 14,000 doses of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, the City will vaccinate Washington State Department of Health (DOH) eligible residents across its three fixed vaccination sites at the Lumen Field Event Center, Rainier Beach, and West Seattle, as well as continue to vaccinate vulnerable older adults living in affordable housing through the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT).

All Phase 1A, Phase 1B, Tier 1, and Phase 1B, Tier 2 eligible members of the public can sign up now for the City’s vaccination appointment notification list. Once eligible members of the public sign up for the City’s notification list, they will receive an email notification when vaccination appointments become available at any of the City’s three fixed sites in Rainier Beach, West Seattle, and the Lumen Field Event Center. The notification list is available here, and residents can also contact the Customer Service Bureau at 206-684-2489 from Monday through Saturday, between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for assistance completing this form. In-language assistance is available over the phone.

“This pandemic is a once-in-a-generation challenge. It’s not something that any individual or organization can face alone. It will take all of us – from health care providers, to philanthropy, to community-based organizations, and all levels of government – using all the tools at our disposal to equitably vaccinate our communities,” said Mayor Durkan. “We all have a role to play in defeating this pandemic. Please, get vaccinated as soon as you’re eligible. If you’re not yet eligible, you can help someone in your community get an appointment through our notification list. I know everyone is fatigued, and we all want to pandemic to be over. But hope is on the horizon, and now is not the time to let up on our efforts.”

March 15-March 20 Plan for City’s Fixed Vaccination Sites

This week, the Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center will administer first doses of the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday, March 16, and Saturday, March 20. The City and Swedish will administer approximately 1,200 doses on March 16, and 3,200 doses on March 20. In addition to these first dose clinics, the City and Swedish are partnering on a second dose clinic on March 17, for approximately 1,200 people. Going forward, the Lumen Field Event Center, operated by the department of Finance and Administrative Services and Swedish Health Services, will provide vaccine Wednesdays and Saturdays until supply increases.

The Community Testing and Vaccination Hubs in Rainier Beach and West Seattle, operated by SFD, will administer approximately 5,700 doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines this week. The SFD community hubs operate six days per week and have the ability to administer up to 1,500 vaccinations per day, per site.

“Our essential grocery store and food processing workers have faced enormous risk to keep our communities fed over the past year. The chance to be vaccinated against COVID-19 represents the beginning of our recovery from this crisis, and we are thrilled that the City of Seattle and King County have worked so hard to ensure essential workers have equitable access to this lifesaving protection,” said Faye Guenther, president of UFCW 21, which represents more than 10,000 essential grocery, health care, food processing, and other industry workers in Seattle and 48,000 workers statewide.

March 15 – March 20 Plan for SFD MVTs

This week, the SFD MVTs will administer the Moderna  vaccine to older adults living in affordable housing buildings throughout Seattle. The SFD MVTs are also partnering with several community-based organizations that primarily serve Latinx communities to post a pop-up vaccination clinic at the South Park Community Center.

“Villa Comunitaria is excited to be given the opportunity to continue to vaccinate our highly at-risk members. We are seeing large numbers of our Elder population already saying that they have received their first and second doses, which is so exciting and shows that the City’s partnership with CBO’s was the right one. As we continue to see more phases open, we hope that vaccine shipments continue to increase as well to meet demand. I’m hopeful that together we can finally put an end to this virus,” said Gray Garrido, Systems Navigation Coordinator at Villa Comunitaria, which is helping register community members for the pop-up clinic at the South Park Community Center.

Since launching its vaccination effort on January 14, the City of Seattle has administered 24,038 vaccinations to eligible vulnerable adults. These vaccinations have occurred at 86 Adult Family Homes, 58 affordable housing buildings with seniors, ten pop-ups, and the city’s three fixed vaccination sites. Roughly 65 percent of those vaccinated by the City identify as BIPOC communities.

For more information, including the notification list, visit the City’s vaccination website at www.seattle.gov/vaccine. The site contains vaccination information in seven languages, and in-language assistance is also available over the phone.

Even as more residents get vaccinated, public health measures like social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing your hands remain critical. Please continue to follow all public health guidance, and visit this website from Public Health – Seattle & King County for more information.