Beginning Saturday, March 13th the City’s mass vaccination site at the Lumen Field Event Center will open for operations. In collaboration between the City of Seattle, First & Goal Inc., and Swedish the plan is to vaccinate 22,000 people on opening day and after open two or three times a week and vaccinate about 5,000 people each week, if supply is available.
Even though the vaccinations supply has increased, there is still not enough. We must prioritize our most vulnerable population. People who are King County residents and are over 65, healthcare workers, high-risk first responders, residents of long-term care facilities, or those who live in a multigeneration household are now eligible for an appointment opportunity. Community-based organizations serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, older adults, and immigrants and refugees all also eligible members of the public that are able to register for a vaccination at this site.
I encourage you to sign up to receive notification in case appointments become available for future clinics. If you have questions about your eligibility or need assistance completing the COVID-19 Vaccination form, City’s Customer Service Bureau is available at 206-684-2489 from Monday through Saturday, between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; language assistance is available over the phone.
To operate at full capacity, the center will be running four shifts, each shift will be staffed with about 600 people. The majority of the of staff will be volunteers - for this operation to be successful we need all hands on deck. If you are able to volunteer please register here; we need clinical and non-clinical support.
The Lumen Field Event Center is the building adjacent to Lumen Field. Parking at the Lumen Field parking garage will be free for volunteers and patients getting vaccinated, and the site is also connected to several King County Metro bus routes and Link light rail. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations are available on-site, and translation services are available on-site in over 200 languages. Patients must have an appointment to be vaccinated at the site; walk-ins will not be accommodated.