LOCAL NEWS

Gov. Inslee, Amazon announce pop-up vaccine clinic in Seattle on Jan. 24

Jan 21, 2021, 3:05 PM | Updated: 9:29 pm
Gov. Jay Inslee on Jan. 21, 2021. (TVW)...
Gov. Jay Inslee on Jan. 21, 2021. (TVW)
(TVW)

One year after the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Washington state — which was also the first case in the United States — Gov. Inslee provided an update on the state’s pandemic response, including the announcement of a pop-up vaccination clinic to be held in Seattle on Sunday.

Amazon is establishing this pop-up clinic in partnership with Virginia Mason. It will be held on Sunday, Jan. 24, in Seattle, with a goal to reach 2,000 vaccinations in one day. This clinic is available to anyone eligible for vaccinations in the state’s Phase 1A or Phase 1B, tier 1. At the pop-up, patients will then be scheduled for their second shots.

Gary Kaplin, Virginia Mason CEO and chairman, said Amazon is providing the facility and set-up, as well as face coverings, signage, wayfinding, and even free parking with access to an elevator. Virginia Mason is providing all medical supplies, vaccines, and volunteers.

As a reminder, Kaplin said whether you have insurance or not, you will not be charged for the vaccine.

The pop-up will be at the large Amazon meeting center in the South Lake Union area of Seattle. If you are eligible and interested in attending this clinic, sign up on Virginia Mason’s vaccine wait list here. That list will then be converted to appointments.

For those who are eligible to receive the vaccine now and are already on Virginia Mason’s waitlist, Kaplin said to keep an eye out for an invitation in the next day or two to register for this event.

As far as the state’s current vaccination progress, Gov. Inslee said the state is exceeding 16,000 doses per day, reaching up to 25,000 doses in the last 24 hours. It’s still short of the statewide goal, but 45,000 doses won’t be reached until Washington receives more doses from the federal government.

Gov. Inslee said Washington is 13th in the nation in total vaccinations.

Moving forward, as Washington inches closer to 45,000 doses per day, four mass vaccination sites are set to open as soon as next week, which Inslee says will be “staffed significantly” by National Guard members to help with both logistics and some vaccination work.

The governor also acknowledged on the one year anniversary of the first COVID case that the steps Washingtonians have taken to protect against the spread of the virus have worked, and have saved lives.

“I do think it’s important to realize that the things we have been doing have had success,” Inslee said. “… We are saving lives today. We saved lives in the past. And we are going to continue to save lives in the future in this state by making good decisions based on science and our love for fellow Washingtonians.”

Local News

boosters...
Nicole Jennings

Make pre-holiday vaccine appointments early amid run on boosters

Some Washington residents are having trouble getting boosters quickly. With the holidays approaching, it's good to make an appointment now.
22 hours ago
Oso memorial...
Hanna Scott

Oso families secure final $4.8 million for permanent memorial

Families of those lost in the Oso slide in 2014 got official word this week that they secured the remaining $4.8 million needed for a permanent memorial.
22 hours ago
Omicron variant...
Nick Bowman

UW Virology: ‘A matter of time’ before omicron variant surfaces in Washington

In Washington, local health leaders believe that the omicron variant is likely to surface in the state sometime in the coming weeks.
22 hours ago
brewing...
KIRO Radio Newsdesk

South Puget Sound Community College offers first-of-its-kind craft brewing degree

The city of Tumwater, which is working to become a center for craft brewing and distilling, was visited by the governor this week.
22 hours ago
Seattle police protest...
Hanna Scott

Audit from police watchdog warns of ‘gaps in the discipline system’ for Seattle officers

An audit of the Seattle Police Department’s disciplinary system lead to nearly a dozen recommendations by the city’s Office of Inspector General.
22 hours ago
Election fraud...
Nick Bowman

Claims of election fraud from Washington Republicans persist amid flood of emails to AG’s office

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson was flooded with emails last weekend, pushing for him to support the latest claims of election fraud.
22 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Experience Anacortes

Coastal Christmas Celebration Week in Anacortes

With minimal travel time required and every activity under the sun, Anacortes is the perfect vacation spot for all ages.
...

Delayed-Onset PTSD: Signs and Symptoms

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers SPONSORED — You’re probably familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder. Often abbreviated as PTSD, this condition is diagnosed when a person experiences a set of symptoms for at least a month after a traumatic event. However, for some people, these issues take longer to develop. This results in a diagnosis of delayed-onset PTSD […]
...

Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7. Free unbiased help is here!

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner SPONSORED — Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, also called the Annual Election Period, is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this time, people enrolled in Medicare can: Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan and vice versa. Join, drop or switch a Part D prescription drug plan, […]
...

How to Have a Stress-Free Real Estate Experience

The real estate industry has adapted and sellers are taking full advantage of new real estate models. One of which is Every Door Real Estate.
...
IQ Air

How Poor Air Quality Is Affecting Our Future Athletes

You cannot control your child’s breathing environment 100% of the time, but you can make a huge impact.
...
Swedish Health Services

Special Coverage: National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

There are a wide variety of treatment options available for men with prostate cancer. The most technologically advanced treatment option in the Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform.
Gov. Inslee, Amazon announce pop-up vaccine clinic in Seattle on Jan. 24