October 12

Mayor Durkan announces plans to increase COVID-19 vaccine access over coming months

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Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the City of Seattle and partners’ initial fall and winter vaccination plans, which will ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations for remaining unvaccinated individuals, kids 5-11 once they become eligible, and individuals eligible for boosters. The City’s fall and winter vaccination plan will supplement existing public health, health care, and pharmacy capacity. Later in October, the City will launch a high-capacity Downtown Seattle Vaccination Hub at the Amazon Meeting Center (located at 2031 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121), as well as one to two Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT). These two efforts will be able to provide approximately 10,000 vaccinations per week, with the ability to surge capacity if needed.

The City of Seattle vaccination efforts will offer first, second, and booster doses, and will offer a combination of Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer. Proof of insurance and identification are not required; proof of vaccination is recommended for those receiving second or booster doses. All City efforts will offer vaccines for not fully vaccinated people and people eligible for Pfizer boosters, which were recently approved. Individuals eligible for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters and kids ages 5-11 will also be able to receive Pfizer vaccinations through City efforts upon Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and Washington State Department of Health approval. Details, including hours of operation and which vaccine offerings, are available at www.seattle.gov/vaccine.

Speakers include:
Jonathan Bailey, Indigenous Affinity Group, Amazon
Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle
Renee Rassilyer-Bomers, Swedish
Katie Hughes, Amazon
Dr. Chris Baliga, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Lieutenant Brian Wallace, Seattle Fire Department


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