King County Vaccination Sites Open Today

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Your Update on What's Happening at the King County Council  

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

King County has launched its first two high-volume vaccination sites, located in Kent and Auburn. Today I was able to visit the site at the ShoWare Center and tour its operations. I’m encouraged to see this critical infrastructure up and running! With these new sites, King County is well-prepared to push out doses of the vaccine as soon as we receive them from the federal government and manufacturers.

Dunn at ShoWare Vaccine Site

Dunn visits ShoWare Center's high-volume vaccine site on opening day

King County is currently vaccinating only those who are at highest risk at both the Kent and Auburn sites. This includes residents age 75 and older, as well as individuals who are unable to live independently and their caregivers.

Appointments are required at both vaccination sites and all appointments are filled at this time. I will continue to share updates as more appointments become available, and you can also check for updates at Public Health’s vaccine website or by calling Washington State’s COVID-19 Assistance Hotline at-1-800-525-0127, and pressing #.

King County’s ongoing struggle is our short supply of vaccines. Last week, King County only received 22,000 first doses from the State, enough for 1 in 12 who are eligible. That’s why I’ve been working to ensure that King County receives an equitable allocation of vaccine doses that matches our portion of the state’s population.

Meanwhile, King County is continuing to collaborate with businesses and community organizations to be ready to stand up several vaccine distribution sites when our supply increases. This is a hopeful moment in our region and we will press on together!

Best regards,

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Reagan Dunn
Vice Chair
Metropolitan King County Council