Gov. Inslee announces FEMA mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is preparing to send a mobile vaccination unit to several western Washington communities.

The unit will ensure life saving COVID-19 vaccines are given out to the public quickly, safely and equally.

FEMA has partnered with the Washington State Department of Health, the King County Executive’s Office, Seattle Public Health and King County Public Health.

“This is great news in the ongoing fight against COVID. I am grateful for our strong partnership with the federal government, and these FEMA Family Mobilization Clinics coming to King County is a great result of that partnership,” said Inslee. “This is an innovative model that will help increase equitable access to vaccination for all Washingtonians.”

The mobile unit is scheduled to begin Dec. 20 and will run for 30 days.

Only one location – Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center – has been planned, with more sites to be determined.