There are hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine appointments left in Seattle

Mar 9 2021, 10:48 am
Community vaccination hubs in Rainier Beach and West Seattle currently have hundreds of appointments left to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Office of the Mayor tweeted out a notice that appointments are currently available through March 8 to 13 for those 65 years of age and older.
South Seattle and West Seattle residents who are 65 and older can register immediately online.

“South Seattle and West Seattle have some of the lowest vaccination rates for older adults in all of King County,” tweeted the Office of the Mayor. “It’s critically important that we vaccinate the oldest members of our community, who are most at risk of hospitalization or death.

At the end of each day, two or three vaccine doses at each site are leftover and must be used immediately.

To ensure that no dose goes to waste, the City is creating a COVID-19 standby list for community members who are 65 and older and live in zip codes disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Those who sign up to be placed on the standby list will be sent a text message around 4:30 pm each day. If you’re able to make it to the mobile vaccination site within 30 minutes, open the link within the text message and click yes.

If the standby appointment is still available, you will need to meet the mobile vaccination team as soon as possible. A second dose will be scheduled upon arrival.

Those aged 65 and older who are interested in adding themselves to the standby list can do so online here.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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