FOLLOWUP: West Seattle-based Pliable gearing up to run city’s new vaccination hub in High Point – and looking to add vaccinators

(WSB photos/video)

Nicole Warner and Tara Biller are the West Seattle nurse practitioners who started the mobile health-care service Pliable as a pandemic ‘pivot” in their careers. And now their company is on board as the vaccination providers for the city’s new clinic at Neighborhood House High Point Center (6400 Sylvan Way SW). We first reported on Monday that the city had chosen this location for the West Seattle clinic it’s been promising for a month, and today Mayor Jenny Durkan led a media briefing there. Here’s our video:

The mayor was joined by City Councilmember Lisa Herbold and Neighborhood House executive director Janice Deguchi, as well as by the Pliable co-founders. Here are the basics: The clinic will be open 11 am-7 pm Fridays and 8:30 am-4:30 pm Saturdays for starters, beginning this week (but skipping some dates such as the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving). They have capacity up to 800 vaccinations a day – you can make an appointment if you want a guaranteed time, but they will accept walk-ups too. They’ll have all three vaccines, with separate rooms in Neighborhood House (this is indoors) for each one – first shots, second shots, or boosters – what you get is what you request. (Yes, they’ll do mix-match boosters if that’s what you request.) If you want to make an appointment, you can do it through the city website.

They’re also prepared to scale up once vaccinations are approved for younger kids – they’ll have a separate pediatric area at the clinic. Warner noted that if you’ve been to one of their pop-ups, you know they try to make it a “fun” atmosphere. They say they’re excited to help “fill in the gaps” in the local vaccination-access system.

Pliable also tells us they’re adding to the team of vaccinators – “We are looking for medical professionals (retired medical professionals are also great) to help vaccinate.” This is paid-hourly work (if someone would rather do it on a volunteer basis, they’re open to that). Here’s the flyer; the link to sign up for shifts is here.

P.S. Here’s how to get to the new clinic location – including free rides.

13 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: West Seattle-based Pliable gearing up to run city's new vaccination hub in High Point - and looking to add vaccinators"

  • Jimbo October 26, 2021 (3:12 pm)

    Might have been better to have the clinic where there is ample parking. 

    • WSB October 26, 2021 (4:06 pm)

      FWIW, we’ve been to dozens of events at Neighborhood House and never had trouble finding a space on the street – it’s a very long block alongside a park on that side of the street. If you are mobility-challenged, note that free rides are available (I just found this and will be adding to the story), explained here:

  • Trickycoolj October 26, 2021 (4:14 pm)

    Woohoo actual walking distance from High Point!

  • Meeeee October 26, 2021 (5:19 pm)

    The city website doesn’t let you mix and match.I am a J & J person.Via that city vaxx link I put in to get a Moderna booster and it won’t let me.  It wants me to attest I’ve had the full 1st + 2nd Moderna shots.

    • WSB October 26, 2021 (5:21 pm)

      Well, this is directly from the clinic operators, so you could either walk in or else make an appointment for one and explain when you show up.

    • Adam October 26, 2021 (6:41 pm)

      So I think the issue is that you can mix and match, BUT if you’re not in one of the high risk groups J&J is your only choice. Not sure if that’s your situation, but I tried to get it a few places, my first shot was J&J. So when I went to look for boosters, places with all 3 offered but out of the J&J wouldn’t let me get one of the mRNA ones.  That said, I just looked on their signup forum and they have tons of J&J openings for Saturday 

    • 1994 October 26, 2021 (9:30 pm)

      SeaMar medical clinic in White Center has boosters and does the mix/match. Check out their web site for hours and more info. Bring your vaccine card.

  • Paul Hage October 26, 2021 (7:24 pm)

    To receive a Moderna booster I was asked to attest that I had both Phiser vaccinations six months or more ago.  I had Moderna more than six months ago and I am over 65. I want a Moderna booster.  WTF?

    • Sarah October 27, 2021 (12:52 pm)

      This has been corrected! Thanks for the flag; I forwarded it on.

  • Booster October 26, 2021 (8:32 pm)

    I was able to sign up for a moderna booster for an appointment on Friday as a J&J recipient is not high risk. Washington is allowing for mix and match with J&J. 

  • Team Pliable October 27, 2021 (1:15 pm)

    Pliable is still accepting vaccinators (PAID positions) for this weekend at Neighborhood House High Point! If you know of any medical professionals (active or retired) that would be interested, please see info in initial post or email Pliable is nothing without the support of the West Seattle community. Thank you!

  • SM Westside October 30, 2021 (2:13 pm)

    Just got the booster here today and it was easy with short lines, friendly folks serving all flavors and parking was easy.          #GetVaccinated folks!

  • anonyme November 12, 2021 (12:15 pm)

    A warning to all who received a booster (or other vaccination) from Pliable at Neighborhood House: please check your card to make sure that the intake person recorded the date on your vaccination record card.  I discovered a few weeks later that the sticker had been left blank with no date.  The sticker is not valid without the date.  I’ve spent hours trying to fix the problem, only to come against a mountain of BS bureaucracy and shuttled from one inept agency to another.  There’s no solution, except to file a claim with the state in order to get a vaccination document.  Cards will not be replaced, forcing an unbelievable amount of red tape that doesn’t really fix the problem. Ultimately, the blame goes to Pliable and the quality of their help.  As indicated in the post above, they’re desperate to hire.  A mistake of documentation is bad enough, but who knows what else is being messed up?  Be careful when using this site.

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