FOLLOWUP: West Seattle vaccination-site plan just awaits vaccine

As noted here Friday, West Seattle/South Park City Councilmember Lisa Herbold says the mayor’s office has committed to a COVID-19 vaccination site in West Seattle. At the council’s Monday morning “briefing meeting,” she mentioned a meeting with the mayor’s staff was planned for the next day. So we followed up. As is the case right now for so many providers and potential providers, the bottleneck is vaccine access, Herbold says she was told, “Timing is dependent upon when there is an adequate supply of vaccines. King County is getting 25% of Washington State’s weekly dispersal. Most of Seattle’s vaccines are being given to health care providers, though Seattle Fire Department is still receiving a weekly allotment for its mobile teams and pop-up program.” But when sufficient supply becomes available, the city could set up the site in as little as two days. We’ll hear more about this next Tuesday (February 9th), when the committee Herbold chairs, Public Safety and Human Services, gets a pandemic briefing from SFD and Public Health Seattle King County. The county is currently running two mass vaccination sites, and the state has four, none in Seattle.

6 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: West Seattle vaccination-site plan just awaits vaccine"

  • Kyle February 3, 2021 (7:41 pm)

    Where will the West Seattle site be located?

    • WSB February 3, 2021 (8:03 pm)

      That hasn’t been specified but the most likely spot would be the testing site at Southwest Athletic Complex, as the city had said previously that it could convert one of its mass testing sites, maybe even two.

      • Bill February 4, 2021 (3:59 am)

        It would be nice if they could pick a site – both for testing and vaccination that is on a bus line – or at least within 1-2 blocks!

  • Jen Self February 3, 2021 (11:29 pm)

    How do we sign up for an appointment for the West Seattle site and can we get an appointment ahead of time? 

  • CarDriver February 4, 2021 (6:55 am)

    Talked with Safeway pharmacist yesterday. ALL appointments for them will be via the internet. NO phone/walk up’s accepted. Based on what the experts are saying on tv it’ll be late summer(if all goes well) before anyone can “just show up” and get a shot wherever they like.

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