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Seattle Fire Department To Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics At Pike Place Market, Juneteenth Celebrations, And With Community Partners On Beacon Hill

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that this week, the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) will host three pop-up clinics in partnership with community-based and faith-based organizations across Seattle. These pop-ups are in addition to SFD’s clinics at all Mariners home games, and at Seattle Public Schools middle and high schools. SFD will finish second doses at its in-school clinics this week.

The City of Seattle recently became the first major American city to vaccinate 70 percent of its residents and workers. To-date, the City has administered over 253,000 vaccinations, which amounts to more than 132,000 individuals. These vaccinations have occurred at 88 Adult Family Homes, 110 affordable housing buildings, 24 community partner pop-ups, two vulnerable youth-serving organizations, 17 city sporting events with MLS and MLB partners, local breweries, business districts, and the five City-affiliated fixed vaccination sites. Approximately 46 percent of those vaccinated by the City identify as BIPOC communities.

“Last week, Seattle achieved the incredible milestone of being the first major American city to vaccinate 70 percent of our residents 12 and older. But there is still more work to do to reach even more of our communities, particularly Black and Latinx community members who have been some of the hardest hit by this pandemic,” said Durkan. “Please, if you know someone who has not yet been vaccinated, do everything you can to help them get their shot.”

On Friday, June 18, SFD is partnering with the Seattle King County NAACP to host a pop-up vaccination clinic at the Christ Spirit Church on Beacon Hill. Appointments are not required, but residents who would like to make an appointment can call the NAACP at 206-306-6878. The first 30 patients vaccinated at the pop-up will receive a $5 gift card to The Station.

NAACP Beacon Hill

  • Date and Time: Friday, June 18, 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Location: The Christ Spirit Church, 6115 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
  • Vaccines: All three vaccines offered, second doses provided with proof of first vaccination
  • Incentive: 30 $5 gift cards to The Station, and free barbeque during clinic hours

SFD is also partnering with the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) to host a pop-up vaccination clinic at their Juneteenth celebration. NAAM has also partnered with One Medical to provide on-site, culturally responsive public health education.

NAAM Juneteenth

  • Date and Time: Saturday, June 19, 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Location: Judkins Park
  • Vaccines: All three vaccines offered, second doses provided with proof of first vaccination
  • Programming: One Medical on-site to answer any questions families may have – vaccine or otherwise

“The Northwest African American Museum is pleased to partner with the Seattle Fire Department to offer vaccinations to our community on Juneteenth to advance Black wellness,” said LaNesha DeBardelaben, President & CEO of the Northwest African American Museum.

SFD is partnering with Pike Place Market to host a pop-up vaccination clinic this Saturday, June 19. The pop-up will serve Market vendors and visitors, and no appointments are required. The first 30 patients vaccinated at the pop-up will receive a free bouquet of flowers from the Market.

Pike Place Market

  • Date and Time: Saturday, June 19, 1:15 – 4 p.m.
  • Location: Pike Place Market, 85 Pike St., 4th Fl (down the stairs under the Market’s Clock & Sign), Seattle, WA 98101
  • Vaccines: All three vaccines offered, second doses provided with proof of first vaccination
  • Incentive: Bouquet of flowers to the first 30 people vaccinated

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, the safety of the downtown Seattle community and our hundreds of small businesses has been our number one priority. We are pleased to be working with Seattle Fire to host a clinic for downtown workers and residents. At the Market, we are feeling the return of our vibrant community, and we are hopeful that events like this help stimulate that energy around downtown Seattle. The support of our local community has been tremendous over the past year, and we thank them,” said Mary Bacarella, Executive Director of Pike Place Market.

For more information, including how to get vaccinated today, visit the City’s vaccination website at www.seattle.gov/vaccine.

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