SEATTLE — The city is opening a new community vaccination hub at North Seattle College Wednesday.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said the hub is operated by the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association and is the fourth city-affiliated fixed vaccination site, in addition to the Lumen Field Event Center, Rainier Beach and West Seattle.
The site opens on the same day about 2 million more Washingtonians became eligible for vaccines, including people 60 years or older; restaurant, construction and manufacturing workers of all ages; people 16 and older with two or more comorbidities; people experiencing homelessness; and people in correctional facilities. See the full list of who’s eligible here.
The new hub at North Seattle College will initially administer 1,170 vaccinations per week, which is about 390 vaccinations per each day it operates.
“To date, we’ve had a big gap between the number of people eligible to be vaccinated and the number of vaccine doses available. We anticipate vaccine supplies increasing in the coming weeks, so this site will be so valuable as that supply increases,” said Patty Hayes, director of Public Health - Seattle & King County.
If supplies increase, the site is able to give 6,400 vaccinations weekly.
The vaccination hub will initially operate three days per week, Wednesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As vaccine supply increases, the days and hours of operation will increase as well.
To get vaccinated at one of the city’s fixed sites, eligible members of the public who live or work in King County must sign up for the city’s notification list. They will then receive an email notification when vaccination appointments become available at any of the four sites: North Seattle, Rainier Beach, West Seattle and the Lumen Field Event Center.
The notification list is available here, and residents can also contact the Customer Service Bureau at 206-684-2489 from Monday through Saturday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for help completing the form.