The following is a quote from the King County official mail received earlier today, on March 30, 2021.
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Vaccination appointments are still available for TODAY (3/30) and later this this week at our new location in the Auburn Outlet Mall if you are a resident of south King County and in an eligible group (including some critical workers, pregnant people, childcare workers). Register: https://covidvaccine.kingcounty.gov/
King County has relocated its Auburn community vaccination site from the General Services Administration Complex to the Outlet Collection shopping center in Auburn, in large part due to a partnership with Boeing, which has contributed to the clinic’s infrastructure. The larger facility will allow for six times the appointment capacity of the previous site.
This relocation and vaccine access expansion come at a critical moment. Vaccine eligibility is increasing across Washington, and as of March 31, approximately 1.2 million King County residents will be eligible under the existing and expanding criteria. Continued partnership between County government, the City of Auburn, and partners like Boeing facilitate the infrastructure needed to support ongoing vaccination efforts once supply meets demand.
“Our expanded capacity at our Auburn clinic will help us get more vaccine to the communities hardest hit by the outbreak, and help us all stay healthy,” said Executive Constantine. “Working together with our community partners, King County is ready to get everyone vaccinated once supply allows.”
In other news
- Yesterday, King County celebrated the milestone of 1 million vaccines!
- As of tomorrow, March 31, Phase Finder will no longer be required by COVID-19 vaccine providers to verify eligibility. People can use vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov to find available appointments (available in 30 languages)
- Beginning tomorrow, March 31, vaccine eligibility will expand in Washington State to include Phase 1b Tier 3 and 4. This includes, people 16 years and older with two or more underlying conditions, everyone 60 years and older, staff and volunteers in congregate settings, and high risk critical workers in certain settings.
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