City Of Seattle Begins Administering Pfizer Vaccine To 12 – 15 Year-Olds

Jenny Durkan

On Thurs., Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that the City of Seattle will immediately begin administering the Pfizer vaccine to 12 – 15 year-olds, and that the City will soon launch a series of vaccination efforts focused on youth, including in-school vaccinations.

According to Durkan, the Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center and the Rainier Beach and West Seattle Vaccination Hubs have begun offering the Pfizer vaccine to patients ages 12 – 15. Appointments are not required for any of the City’s sites, but they are recommended to speed up the vaccination process. Washington state residents ages 12 and older can secure an appointment for any of the City’s sites today by visiting the City’s registration website.

“Seattle’s road to recovery starts with vaccinations. We can’t safely come together again as a city and a community until the vast majority of us are vaccinated, and that includes our younger residents,” said Durkan. “The City is proud to immediately begin offering the Pfizer vaccine to youth throughout our region, and we’ll continue to come up with creative ways to bring the vaccine directly to our communities.”

Residents ages 12 and older who would like to get vaccinated without an appointment can walk or roll up to the sites during their operating hours. Details are as follows for this coming week:

  • Lumen Field Event Center: 330 S Royal Brougham Way, Seattle, WA 98134
    • Saturdays, May 15 and 22, 11:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.; Wednesday, May 19, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Rainier Beach Vaccination Hub: 8702 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
    • Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • West Seattle Vaccination Hub: 2801 SW Thistle St, Seattle, WA 98126
    • Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

“As a parent to a teen myself, I and other caregivers know this pandemic has placed an untold burden on our kids. They’ve missed out on in-person school, extracurricular activities, seeing friends and celebrating milestones,” said Calvin W. Goings, Director of the City’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services, which, with Swedish, operates the Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center and has provided nearly 85,000 vaccines since opening in mid-March. “By expanding access to this vaccine, we’re not only keeping our community safe and speeding up our City’s recovery, we’re helping our youth gain back a sense of normalcy during a key developmental time in their lives.”

The SFD Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVTs) will immediately begin offering the Pfizer vaccine, in addition to the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines, at all mobile and pop-up events. This includes in-stadium vaccination clinics with the Mariners and Sounders, mobile clinics, and this week’s pop-up vaccination clinics in Ballard, Fremont, and West Seattle. Details on the three pop-up clinics are as follows:

Fremont Pop-Up:

  • Date & Time: Thursday, May 13, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: 462 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (U-Park parking lot next to Roxys Diner)
  • Small Business Partner: Fremont Coffee Company

Ballard Pop-Up:

  • Date & Time: Thursday, May 13, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Marvin’s Garden, 5400 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Small Business Partner: Salt & Straw

West Seattle Pop-Up:

  • Date & Time: Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Location: Junction Parking Lot, 4501 42nd Ave SW Seattle 98116
  • Small Business Partner: Husky Deli

“Our goal is to continue providing easy access to the vaccine, which is why moving forward, the Seattle Fire Department will offer all three vaccines and second doses at our pop-up clinics across the City (and hubs). We continue to partner with local small businesses to offer fun incentives for receiving a vaccine, and this Friday, will begin hosting pop-ups at breweries in the City,” said Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. “This week we also obtained approval to administer the safe and effective Pfizer vaccine to ages 12+ with consent from a guardian, which will help us create a healthier Seattle.”