City of Seattle Administers 100,000th COVID-19 Vaccination

SEATTLE (April 15, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s vaccination plan for the week of April 12 through April 17. While the City has not seen a significant increase in supply, the City of Seattle and its partners will administer 24,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Since becoming a COVID-19 vaccine provider on January 14, 2021, the City and its partners have administered 100,000 vaccinations, and helped create four fixed COVID-19 vaccination sites in North Seattle, Rainier Beach, West Seattle, and the Lumen Field Event Center. In addition, the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT) have begun administering vaccinations to formerly homeless individuals in permanent supportive housing.

All people 16 years-old or older who live or work in King County 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 four City-affiliated fixed sites in North Seattle, 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. There are currently 151,000 subscribers on the City’s appointment notification list; residents who sign up should not expect a notification every week as demand in Seattle continues to outpace supply.

“This pandemic is a once-in-a-generation challenge. As soon as the pandemic touched down in Seattle, the City worked quickly to respond to the urgent needs in our communities. We are proud to have administered 100,000 vaccinations, but we have so much more to do as a region and state in order to reach population immunity, and we still have nowhere near the vaccine supply to reach all our residents and workers,” said Mayor Durkan. “We all have a role to play in defeating this pandemic. Please, get vaccinated as soon as you’re eligible. You can also help someone in your community get an appointment. I know everyone is fatigued, and we all want the pandemic to be over. But hope is on the horizon, and now is not the time to let up on our efforts.”

“Reaching the exciting milestone of administering 100,000 vaccinations shows how committed our community is to recovering from this pandemic. I am proud to count for two of those vaccinations, having just received my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine this week. I know that recovery starts individually with each one of us, and we all must do our part,” said Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. “Seattle Fire personnel deploying with our Mobile Vaccination Teams and working at our fixed vaccination sites are honored to continue the important work of administering vaccines to the community they serve.”

“The road to our city’s recovery runs right through Lumen Field and all of our community vaccination sites. Every person who gets vaccinated is just one less person who’s at risk of getting or spreading this deadly virus. We’re so grateful to our City staff, our partners at Swedish and First and Goal Inc., our community of volunteers, and every resident who is doing their part to keep their neighbors, loved ones and fellow residents safe,” said Calvin W. Goings, director of the City’s Finance and Administrative Services Department.

April 12 – April 17 Plan for City’s Fixed Vaccination Sites

This week, the Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center will administer 11,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine across Wednesday, April 14, Thursday, April 15, and Saturday, April 17. The Community Testing and Vaccination Hubs in Rainier Beach and West Seattle, operated by SFD, will administer approximately 8,350 doses of vaccine this week including one day of Johnson & Johnson on April 12 at West Seattle. As soon as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) issued its recommendation on the use of Johnson & Johnson, SFD immediately switched any planned Johnson & Johnson appointments to Pfizer. The SFD community hubs operate six days per week and have the ability to administer up to 1,500 vaccinations per day, per site. The Community Vaccination Hub at North Seattle College – operated by Seattle Visiting Nurse Association – will administer 2,400 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week. The North Seattle site currently operates Wednesdays through Fridays each week, and is primarily a drive-through site.

April 12 – April 17 Plan for SFD MVTs

This week, the SFD MVTs will administer approximately 1,750 vaccinations, including the second doses of the Moderna vaccine to older adults living in affordable housing buildings throughout Seattle. In addition, the SFD MVTs are administering the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to formerly homeless adults living in permanent supportive housing, and the MVTs are hosting two pop-up vaccination clinics focused on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. One pop-up vaccination clinic is a partnership with First AME Church and the second is a partnership with Villa Comunitaria.

Since launching its vaccination effort on January 14, the City of Seattle has administered over 101,000 vaccinations to eligible adults (over 68,800 individuals). These vaccinations have occurred at 88 Adult Family Homes, 90 affordable housing buildings with seniors and people with disabilities, 17 pop-ups, 12 permanent supportive housing buildings, and the four City-affiliated fixed vaccination sites. Roughly 48 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.