PANDEMIC UPDATES: Local check-in #21, 12/5/2021

Here’s our first local pandemic roundup in two weeks – last week, Sunday night’s data was short because of the holiday, so we skipped a week..

KING COUNTY CUMULATIVE NUMBERS (through Friday, since they’re not updated on weekends):

*174,548 cases – 3,541 more than two weeks ago (6,170 total in West Seattle, up 128)
*8,828 hospitalizations – 129 more than two weeks ago (260 total from West Seattle, up 3)
*2,100 people have died – 34 more than two weeks ago (75 total in West Seattle, up 1)


As of two weeks ago, King County started making stats available for ages 5+, so we switched to that stat:

78.2% of King County residents 5+ have completed their vaccine series – up 1.2% from two weeks ago

By West Seattle zip code – note that these numbers are still NOT available as 5+, so they reflect 12+:
98106 – 86.7%
98116 – 90%
98126 – 82.1%
98136 – 91.5%
98146 – 82.2%

(Find more COVID-related King County stats here)


Variant – King County’s first case with the Omicron variant was announced on Saturday, one of three confirmed in the state. But health officials see no reason to panic, so far.

1st month of younger kids’ vaccinations – The state says 129,000+ kids 5-11 got vaccinated in the first month of eligibility.

City’s West Seattle clinic changes providers – As reported here Friday, the city is using SFD vaccinators at its West Seattle clinic after failing to reach a formal agreement with Pliable, the West Seattle-based service with which it launched the clinic less than a month and a half ago.


The UW Medicine testing service in the Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex parking lot (2801 SW Thistle) continues to operate; you can make an appointment here. Meantime, the Curative testing kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1222 Harbor SW) is also still operating, as is a Curative location at Summit Atlas (35th/Roxbury). In addition, both West Seattle Walgreens stores are offering drive-up testing (35th/Morgan and 16th/Roxbury) – more info here.

12 Replies to "PANDEMIC UPDATES: Local check-in #21, 12/5/2021"

  • Keithatwestsea December 5, 2021 (10:33 pm)

    Thanks for pulling this together, blog team! Coverage has been awesome.Question, we have been trying to find booster availability with little luck. What options do we have in West Seattle?

      • Bandana December 6, 2021 (3:03 am)

        I was able to get my booster on Sunday because of this story. It was easy and quick. Thank you Pliable for hosting this walk-in clinic.

    • SB December 6, 2021 (12:46 pm)

      The Pliable clinic on Sunday was awesome! I had an appointment but it wasn’t busy at 11:30 so I’m sure it was as simple for walk-ins. It took me less than 5 minutes to get my booster. Thanks Pliable!

    • HFMom December 6, 2021 (2:35 pm)

      My father and I were able to get in Saturday as a walk-in at a Neighborhood House, SFD got us in and back out super quick. White Center Seamar also was accepting walk-ins for boosters too.

  • WET December 6, 2021 (7:42 am)

    Any information about boosters for 16-17 year olds? My daughter got her shots in April. Boosters are for 18+Thanks for the great coverage. 

  • boosterlover December 6, 2021 (3:20 pm)

    I got my booster through Pliable as well. Very well organized and simple process. Bummer they could not work out a long term agreement but hopefully the next company will be just as good.

  • Shari December 6, 2021 (5:52 pm)

    Anyone know of any where to get a booster before next weekend? Also, Is the booster for 12+ years?Bartells in the junction doesn’t have any. The Safeway in Admiral is by appointment only and the earliest appointment they had was the 27th. 

    • WSB December 6, 2021 (6:48 pm)

      Boosters are only currently authorized for adults.

  • Jethro Marx December 7, 2021 (11:31 am)

    Does anybody feel uncomfortable grabbing a third dose while the non-rich countries of the world cannot buy vaccine doses, even if they have the money? Are we really trying to find booster shots for kids while elderly people elsewhere are dying from a more or less preventable illness? It is literally a zero sum game, in the sense that every dose demanded by us is one less available for worldwide demand. Who is your neighbor?

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