City of Seattle Begins Administering the Pfizer Vaccine to 12 – 15 Year-Olds

Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Teams Will Immediately Begin Offering All Three Vaccines at In-Stadium, Mobile, and Pop-Up Events

On Friday, City to Partner With Local Breweries to Offer Vaccinations and $1 Pints 

SEATTLE (May 13, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle immediately began administering the Pfizer vaccine to 12 – 15 year-olds. Yesterday, the City and Swedish vaccinated 376 12 – 15 year-olds at the Lumen Field Event Center. Today, the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) will vaccinate 12 – 15 year-olds at the Rainier Beach and West Seattle Vaccination Hubs, and the vaccination pop-ups in Fremont and Ballard. In addition, as part of the effort to meet Seattleites where they are, the City of Seattle has partnered with local breweries to offer vaccinations coupled with incentives from the brewery partners. The City will soon launch a series of vaccination efforts focused on youth, including in-school vaccinations.

“Seattle’s road to recovery starts with vaccinations. We can’t safely come together again as a city and a community until the vast majority of us are vaccinated, and that includes our younger residents,” said Mayor Durkan. “The City is proud to immediately begin offering the Pfizer vaccine to youth throughout our region, and we’ll continue to come up with creative ways to bring the vaccine directly to our communities. All Seattleites can do their part and help people in their life get vaccinated. We can’t beat this pandemic unless we work together.”

The Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center and the Rainier Beach and West Seattle Vaccination Hubs have begun offering the Pfizer vaccine to patients ages 12 – 15. Appointments are not required for any of the City’s sites, but they are recommended to speed up the vaccination process. Washington state residents ages 12 and older can secure an appointment for any of the City’s sites today by visiting the City’s registration website. Residents ages 12 and older who would like to get vaccinated without an appointment can walk or roll up to the sites during their operating hours. Details are as follows for this coming week:

  • Lumen Field Event Center: 330 S Royal Brougham Way, Seattle, WA 98134
    • Saturdays, May 15 and 22, 11:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.; Wednesday, May 19, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Rainier Beach Vaccination Hub: 8702 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
    • Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • West Seattle Vaccination Hub: 2801 SW Thistle St, Seattle, WA 98126
    • Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

“As a parent to a teen myself, I and other caregivers know this pandemic has placed an untold burden on our kids. They’ve missed out on in-person school, extracurricular activities, seeing friends and celebrating milestones,” said Calvin W. Goings, Director of the City’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services, which, with Swedish, operates the Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center and has provided nearly 85,000 vaccines since opening in mid-March. “By expanding access to this vaccine, we’re not only keeping our community safe and speeding up our City’s recovery, we’re helping our youth gain back a sense of normalcy during a key developmental time in their lives.”

The SFD Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVTs) will immediately begin offering the Pfizer vaccine, in addition to the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines, at all mobile and pop-up events. This includes in-stadium vaccination clinics with the Mariners and Sounders, mobile clinics, and this week’s pop-up vaccination clinics in Ballard, Fremont, and West Seattle. Details on the three pop-up clinics are as follows:

Fremont Pop-Up:

  • Date & Time: Thursday, May 13, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: 462 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (U-Park parking lot next to Roxys Diner)
  • Small Business Partner: Fremont Coffee Company

Ballard Pop-Up:

  • Date & Time: Thursday, May 13, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Marvin’s Garden, 5400 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Small Business Partner: Salt & Straw

West Seattle Pop-Up:

  • Date & Time: Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Location: Junction Parking Lot, 4501 42nd Ave SW Seattle 98116
  • Small Business Partner: Husky Deli

“Our goal is to continue providing easy access to the vaccine, which is why moving forward, the Seattle Fire Department will offer all three vaccines and second doses at our pop-up clinics across the City (and hubs). We continue to partner with local small businesses to offer fun incentives for receiving a vaccine, and this Friday, will begin hosting pop-ups at breweries in the City,” said Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. “This week we also obtained approval to administer the safe and effective Pfizer vaccine to ages 12+ with consent from a guardian, which will help us create a healthier Seattle.”

As part of the ongoing effort to increase demand and bring vaccines directly to Seattle communities, this Friday, May 14, SFD is partnering with Figurehead Brewing Company and Burke-Gilman Brewing to offer pop-up vaccination clinics at the breweries. Each brewery is offering a $1 pint to all those vaccinated at each clinic. Ice cream and non-alcoholic specials are available as well. This Friday is part of a pilot program the City is launching with breweries across Seattle, and more brewery pop-ups will be available next week and into the summer. Details on this Friday’s pop-up clinics are as follows:

Figurehead Brewing Company

  • Location: 4001 21st Ave W Unit B, Seattle, WA 98199
  • Date & Time: Friday, May 14, 3 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Vaccines: All three vaccines; second doses are available with proof of first vaccination.

Burke-Gilman Brewing:

  • Location: 3626 NE 45th St STE 102, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Date & Time: Friday, May 14, 5:15 – 7 p.m.
  • Vaccines: All three vaccines; second doses are available with proof of first vaccination.

“The pandemic has hit small neighborhood breweries particularly hard, as our business model is fundamentally about people coming together for a shared experience. I was wondering how we could help expand access and have a little fun while doing it, so I reached out to the fire department to see if they’d be interested in holding a clinic in our space,” said Kenneth Trease, Co-Owner of Burke-Gilman Brewing. “They were definitely interested, and from there, it wasn’t a hard sell to my fellow brewery owners. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone get their shots!”

Since launching its vaccination effort on January 14, the City of Seattle has administered over 192,000 vaccinations to eligible adults (over 117,000 individuals). These vaccinations have occurred at 88 Adult Family Homes, 90 affordable housing buildings with seniors and people with disabilities, 24 pop-ups, 18 permanent supportive housing buildings, two vulnerable youth-serving organizations, city sport 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.

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