City of Seattle to Administer 30,000 Vaccinations This Week; City’s Largest Single Week Allocation to Date

Lumen Field Event Center to Administer 8,000 Vaccinations on Wednesday, Largest Single Day of Operations at Lumen to Date

West Seattle Community Vaccination Hub to Administer 5,900 Doses of Johnson & Johnson with a Focus on Critical Workers

Seattle Fire Department to Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic for BIPOC Workers

SEATTLE (April 6, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s vaccination plan for the week of April 5 through April 11. The City of Seattle and its partners received over 30,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, which is the largest allocation the City has received in a single week thus far. This week, the Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center will administer its largest single day allocation to-date, and the Community Vaccination Hub in West Seattle will administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine all week, with a focus on critical workers. In addition, the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT) will vaccinate formerly homeless individuals living in permanent supportive housing, and will host two pop-up vaccination clinics in partnership with El Centro de la Raza, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, and Idris Mosque.

All Phase 1A and Phase 1B, Tiers 1 – 4 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 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.

“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. 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.”

“In comparison to last week, we have seen a rise in the number of people seeking COVID-19 testing at our sites. This is a reminder that people are still contracting COVID-19 in our community, and we must all take steps to protect ourselves and those around us, which includes getting vaccinated when eligible. The increase of vaccine doses supplied to the City this week couldn’t have come at a better time, and we look forward to adding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to our toolbox,” said Fire Chief Harold Scoggins.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequities which includes BIPOC people dying at higher rates than others. These higher rates can be associated with higher likelihood of living in poverty, limited health care access, and more people with jobs in service industries. Although some people have been able to shift their jobs to their homes, millions of workers have jobs that cannot be done at home—not only custodial staff and orderlies in hospitals, but also child care workers, social service workers, foodbank workers, supermarket workers, delivery people, factory and farm workers, often without adequate PPE equipment. Here at El Centro de la Raza, we share our work together to bring about social justice, that will prolong the lives of the people of our community, and ensure they live with dignity and respect — creating access to the vaccine is vital to this work. We are continuing to act on our commitment to marginalized communities by being a trusted location that they can come and access this resource,” said Estela Ortega, Executive Director of El Centro de la Raza.

April 5 – April 11 Plan for City’s Fixed Vaccination Sites

This week, the Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center will administer 8,000 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine Wednesday, April 7. In addition to this first dose clinic, the City and Swedish are partnering on a second dose clinic on Tuesday, April 6, for approximately 1,100 people, and a second dose clinic on Saturday, April 10, for 3,500 people.

The Community Testing and Vaccination Hubs in Rainier Beach and West Seattle, operated by SFD, will administer approximately 14,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson 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. The Community Vaccination Hub at North Seattle College – operated by Seattle Visiting Nurse Association – will administer 1,500 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, but can accommodate walk-ups.

April 5 – April 11 Plan for SFD MVTs

This week, the SFD MVTs will administer approximately 1,800 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 Johnson & Johnson vaccine 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 El Centro de la Raza and the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, and the second is a partnership with Idris Mosque.

Since launching its vaccination effort on January 14, the City of Seattle has administered over 65,000 vaccinations to eligible vulnerable adults (over 47,600 individuals). These vaccinations have occurred at 88 Adult Family Homes, 90 affordable housing buildings with seniors and people with disabilities, 15 pop-ups, four permanent supportive housing buildings, and the four City-affiliated fixed vaccination sites. Roughly 55 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.