VACCINATIONS: City confirms West Seattle hub welcomes 60+ without appointments – and ‘Good Neighbors’ too

On Tuesday, we published a reader tip that the city-run West Seattle vaccination site (2801 SW Thistle) was offering shots to people 60+ without appointments. Today, the city confirms that vaccinations are indeed available without appointments for that age group at both the West Seattle and Rainier Beach hubs. And as also explained in the announcement, anyone 16_ who brings a senior to get a shot can get one too, as part of the new “Good Neighbor” program (one additional person per senior vaccination recipient). The West Seattle site is open 9 am-4 pm, Mondays-Saturdays.

9 Replies to "VACCINATIONS: City confirms West Seattle hub welcomes 60+ without appointments - and 'Good Neighbors' too"

  • Wsres April 21, 2021 (10:26 pm)

    I don’t understand why it is not 16+ without appointments. We should get as many people vaccinated as soon as possible.the more vaccinated, the less it transmits to those that are older.

  • JJ April 21, 2021 (11:25 pm)

    I think it’s hard to plan how much to defrost if there isn’t some sort of organized flow of people. It also reduces crowds to have appointments, reducing virus transmission at vaccine sites, while people wait in line. If you don’t want to register online, try Sea-Mar. They have paper forms, and first come first served appointments/lines. If you get a later slot they tell you what time to come back, same day. 

    • sam-c April 22, 2021 (11:16 am)

      Yes, it will be interesting to see how it works out.  If they are doing this, I’m assuming (hoping) that they have significant supply from the vaccine manufacturers ?  If they are opening it up to non-appointment shots, hopefully they still have the supply for folks who made appointments a few weeks ago when Phase 1B3 became eligible (March 31), including those who need a second shot of a specific manufacturer?

      • WSB April 22, 2021 (11:23 am)

        Anecdotal but – a household member went back to Lumen Field for shot #2 yesterday afternoon and reports it was nowhere near as busy as when they went for shot #1 three weeks earlier. Which could mean many things …

        Meantime, governor has a 2:30 briefing today for those interested:

        • sam-c April 22, 2021 (3:56 pm)

          Thanks for the anecdote-  we’ll find out I guess! For the first shot, it wasn’t busy at all and the longest wait was the 15 min post-vaccine wait.

  • sam-c April 22, 2021 (7:27 am)

    So, does that mean they have a really good supply of both manufacturers’ vaccines, and more than enough to fulfill appointments that were already made?     Say, for people under 60 who met the eligibility criteria on March 31 (Phase 1B 3) ?

  • GG April 22, 2021 (1:06 pm)

    Can we please get a rapid testing site in West Seattle? The Curative one at the Don Armeni boat ramp takes over 72 hours for results.

  • Mei Rung April 22, 2021 (3:08 pm)

    Can I go to these sites for my second vaccine shot?   Thank you

    • sam-c April 22, 2021 (3:54 pm)

      Try giving the City a call: (206) 684-2489.  I called them today with a different question about vaccines, and was able to talk to someone without being on hold too long.I would assume yes, since aren’t first and second shots the same?  When we went 3 weeks ago, they had both Pfizer and Moderna at the WS site.

Sorry, comment time is over.