As City Passes 200,000 Vaccinations as a Provider, Seattle Fire Department Partners With Local Small Businesses to Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic in Greenwood Business District

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery and Bluebird Ice Cream to Provide Incentives for Those Vaccinated at the Pop-Up

SEATTLE (May 20, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) is hosting a pop-up vaccination clinic this Saturday, May 22, in Greenwood, as part of the City’s ongoing effort to bring COVID-19 vaccines directly to Seattle residents and workers. The pop-up is a partnership between the City, the Phinney Neighborhood Association, Bluebird Ice Cream, and Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery. Flying Bike will host the pop-up outside of their brewery, and they and Bluebird Ice Cream are offering incentives to all those vaccinated at the pop-up.

“With nearly 75 percent of residents 12 and older starting the vaccination process, we’re changing our approach to reach folks who haven’t yet had access to this life-saving vaccine. Seattle is bringing the vaccine directly to communities and breaking down as many barriers as possible to getting vaccinated,” said Mayor Durkan. “Our pop-up clinics with breweries and business districts have been an incredible success, and we’ve managed to reach hundreds of Seattleites who may not have even planned to get vaccinated. I encourage everyone who still needs either their first or second dose of vaccine to visit Greenwood this Saturday, and help get us further down the road to recovery.” 

The pop-up is taking place this Saturday, May 22 at Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery. Flying Bike will purchase the first pint for all those vaccinated at the pop-up clinic, and Bluebird Ice Cream is offering free ice cream to the first 75 patients vaccinated at the clinic. The SFD pop-up is offering the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines, and will vaccinate anyone 12 and older. SFD will also administer second doses if the patient provides proof of their first dose. Details on the pop-up are as follows:

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery:

  • Location: 8570 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
  • Date & Time: Saturday, May 22, 3 – 7 p.m.
  • Vaccines: All three vaccines; second doses are available with proof of first vaccination

“The Phinney Neighborhood Association is proud to partner with the City and our business partners, Flying Bike and Bluebird, in supporting our community. Coming together, we are able to bring more vaccination options to the PhinneyWood neighborhood,” said Christi Beckley, Executive Director, Phinney Neighborhood Association.

“Flying Bike is excited to partner with the City of Seattle and SFD to serve as an additional vaccination site. We appreciate the support we have received from our neighbors and look forward to this opportunity to give back,” said Tony Ridgeway, Board President, Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery.

“The health of our community is directly tied to Bluebird’s success as a business. So, we are thrilled to be able to be a part of this incredibly worthwhile event. But, more importantly, on a personal note, we consider ourselves as members of the Phinney / Greenwood neighborhood and, as such, are honored to be able to have a small part in promoting the health of our neighbors,” said Josh Kessler Reynolds, Founder, Bluebird Ice Cream.

This is the City’s fourth business district pop-up and third brewery partnership, both of which are key strategies in SFD’s mobile vaccination effort. Earlier this week, SFD also began its effort to meet students and families where they are by offering 52 in-school vaccination clinics over the next two weeks, which will reach nearly 17,000 students. Interested students and families can find more information at education.seattle.gov/studentvaccine/.

Since launching its vaccination effort on January 14, the City of Seattle has administered over 210,000 vaccinations to eligible adults (over 120,000 individuals). These vaccinations have occurred at 88 Adult Family Homes, 90 affordable housing buildings with seniors and people with disabilities, 24 pop-ups, 20 permanent supportive housing buildings, two vulnerable youth-serving organizations, city sporting events, and the four City-affiliated fixed vaccination sites. Approximately 46 percent of those vaccinated by the City identify as BIPOC communities.

For more information, including how to get vaccinated today, 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. In addition, the City’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) recently launched a series of in-language helplines to answer questions and/or find vaccination opportunities for immigrant and refugee residents who are limited English proficient and/or have limited access to the internet. More information on the OIRA Vaccine Community Helplines is available here.

Please continue to follow all public health guidance, and visit this website from Public Health – Seattle & King County for more information.