West Seattle vaccination clinic opens Oct. 29
Following the weekend launch of the City’s high-capacity Downtown Vaccination Clinic at the Amazon Meeting Center, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan along with Councilmember Lisa Herbold, and community partners announced the location of the City’s second vaccination clinic at Neighborhood House in the High Point neighborhood, in West Seattle. Beginning on Friday, October 29, eligible vaccinated individuals can receive booster shots of Pfizer, Moderna, and the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccines. Upon federal and state approval of eligibility, children ages 5-11 will be able to receive first and second Pfizer doses at City sites. The new West Seattle Vaccination Clinic will have the capability to administer up to 1,600 shots per week adding capacity to existing public health, health care, and pharmacy capacity.
“Since the onset of the pandemic, Seattle has led the way on COVID-19 with the fewest cases, hospitalizations, and deaths of any major U.S. city, and we did that by following the science. Science is telling us today that the best way to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community from COVID is to get vaccinated. As we move into the holiday season and join with friends and family more frequently indoors, vaccinations become even more important,” said Mayor Durkan. “The new West Seattle Vaccination Clinic will add capacity to provide thousands of vaccines and boosters to the West Seattle and South Park communities, supporting equitable access in one of our more diverse parts of the city. I’m grateful to Neighborhood House and Pliable, who continue to rise to the occasion to support our neighbors all throughout the pandemic. Through our partnership we can continue to ensure the City of Seattle remains one of the highest vaccinated cities in the country.”
“I’m thrilled that District 1 residents will once again have access to a City-run vaccination site right here on the peninsula. With boosters available now for many, and vaccines for children under 12 nearly in sight, this vaccination hub is coming at a perfect time. Whether you need your first shot or your booster, now you’ll be able to get it from our own, trusted, City-run site. I’m deeply grateful to Neighborhood House leadership and staff for providing the location for this hub. And thanks to the Mayor’s Office for understanding the unique mobility needs we have, and making sure District 1 residents aren’t left behind,” said Councilmember Lisa Herbold, District 1 West Seattle/South Park.
The City is partnering with Neighborhood House and Pliable mobile nursing teams for site location and clinic operations. The new West Seattle Vaccination Clinic will open Friday, October 29, and will operate Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pliable will administer first, second, and booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J vaccines. Proof of insurance and identification are not required; proof of vaccination is recommended for those receiving second or booster doses. Details, including hours of operation and the vaccines offered, are available at www.seattle.gov/vaccine.
The City’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) has partnered with a number of community-based organizations to make available in-language helplines. These phone numbers are for immigrant and refugee residents who are limited English proficient and/or have limited access to the internet to ask questions and/or find vaccination opportunities. More information on the OIRA Vaccine Community Helplines is available here.
"For more than 115 years, Neighborhood House has stood shoulder to shoulder with Seattle's communities supporting them through crises big and small, but nothing has had as devasting an impact as COVID-19. Our BIPOC, immigrant, and refugee communities have been hit especially hard throughout the pandemic, with existing disparities deepened. At Neighborhood House, we are committed to addressing these inequities head-on. We are grateful for the City's leadership and partnership in ensuring all Seattle residents have access to safe and free vaccines and testing," Janice Deguchi, Neighborhood House Executive Director.
“Pliable is in awe of our local and state public health teams and their resilient workforces. We are proud to stand beside them and assist in responding nimbly throughout this pandemic. As a nurse practitioner-led team, we have been successfully connecting with individuals that may have complex needs or vaccine hesitancy and offering our services in an accessible and caring environment. We are aptly situated to continue our vaccination efforts here in West Seattle, our home. We are ready for this next phase of the vaccine rollout and feel privileged to serve our neighbors and their families.” Pliable Co-Founder, Nicole Warner.
Earlier this month, the City also relaunched the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT),to help fill gaps in vaccine administration with the capacity to provide up to 200 vaccinations per week. With this relaunch, the MVTs will prioritize those who may have difficulty accessing vaccines at our permanent hubs including vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities. These MVT efforts will be administered in coordination with other healthcare providers to ensure broad coverage citywide.
Signetic continues to host the City’s online registration and scheduling. Patients are not required to register for an appointment at any City clinic, however, advance registration is recommended as it expedites patients’ on-site experience. The CDC is allowing patients to mix and match vaccine brands when getting boosters. Patients may choose to take Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J without concern about the original vaccine administered. Patients can register for an appointment at any City site at https://seattle.signetic.com/
As the first major U.S. city impacted by COVID-19, Seattle pioneered efforts for municipal response pioneered efforts for municipal response with innovative approaches to community support, testing, and vaccinations. On June 9, 2021, Seattle became the first major American city to vaccinate 70 percent of its residents 12 and older. To date, the City of Seattle has administered nearly 262,000 vaccinations.
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.