Seattle Fire Department Community Testing Site in SODO Will Now Also Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations

SEATTLE (May 25, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Community Testing Site in SODO will now offer COVID-19 vaccinations alongside testing. The SODO Testing and Vaccination Site is a drive-through site with the capacity to administer at least 700 vaccinations per day, in addition to offering COVID-19 testing. The site is operated by SFD, and vaccinations are available immediately. The site will continue to operate well into summer.

“As we continue to safely reopen as a city, offering vaccinations at our SODO site will provide a convenient, trusted space for residents and workers to get vaccinated, particularly those who may have gotten their first dose through the Seattle Fire Department’s mobile teams,” said Mayor Durkan. “Seattle Fire had led the nation and community through their work on testing one out of every three Seattle residents, and by offering vaccinations, their commitment and service continues to keep our community safe. I encourage all those who haven’t yet been vaccinated to book an appointment today, and help us move further down the road to reopening and recovery.”

The Community Testing and Vaccination Site at SODO will operate Mondays – Saturdays, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The site will offer the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines, and will administer first and second doses. Appointments are not required, but residents who would prefer to make an appointment can book one through the City’s website. If a resident needs a second dose and received their first dose from another provider, they will need to bring proof of vaccination via their vaccine card or immunization record. Patients can access their information at https://myirmobile.com.

To-date, SFD has conducted 265,600 COVID-19 tests at the SODO site, and over 756,600 tests in total across its testing infrastructure. In addition to vaccinations, SFD continues to operate its drive through testing sites in Aurora and SODO; residents can find more information and can book an appointment here.

Since launching its vaccination effort on January 14, the City of Seattle has administered over 230,000 vaccinations to eligible adults (over 128,000 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 48 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, including indoor masking for vaccinated and unvaccinated people, and visit this website from Public Health – Seattle & King County for more information.