The Washington State Department of Health has approved the City of Seattle to be a COVID-19 vaccine distributor, which means that the city will receive weekly shipments from the DOH and can administer it to residents and workers in Seattle.
“We know that Seattle’s road to reopening and economic recovery starts with vaccinations, and today is the first step in the City’s efforts to significantly increase the vaccination rate and ensure the vaccine is easy and accessible to our City’s workers and residents,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said. “Even as more of us begin to get vaccinated, we’ll need to continue wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and following all public health guidance.”
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The initial vaccination efforts by the city will start with two mobile teams from the Seattle Fire Department, focused first on vaccinating nearly 1,000 residents at adult family homes. The city will be distributing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
“For the vaccine to give us true hope and not just a glimmer of hope, we’ve got to get that vaccine in people’s arms,” Durkan said.
Fire Chief Harold Scoggins says the mobile teams will fill the gaps in vaccination efforts at adult family homes not served by the federal government’s partnership with CVS/Walgreens, as well as at locations identified in partnership with Public Health — Seattle & King County. There are 100 homes listed to start where the teams will vaccinate residents and staff members starting as soon as Thursday.
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