UW Medicine opens COVID-19 vaccination site in Shoreline

News Release

April 27, 2021
For immediate release

UW Medicine opens COVID-19 vaccination site in Shoreline

The vaccination site will operate weekdays by appointment only beginning April 27.

Media Contact: 

Susan Gregg, sghanson@uw.edu, 206.390.3226

 

UW Medicine is opening a new COVID-19 vaccination site in Shoreline today, April 27. The site expands access to the Moderna vaccine for residents of North King County 18 and older. The site is operated in partnership with the Shoreline, Northshore, and Bothell fire departments. 

This effort is part of a King County Vaccination Partnership, which is establishing vaccination sites across the county to equitably, efficiently, and quickly vaccinate as many King County residents as possible to get the pandemic under control.

“We are excited to partner with the Shoreline and neighboring fire departments and King County to ensure that community members in this area have easy access to COVID-19 vaccinations,” said Cynthia Dold, associate vice president for clinical operations, UW Medicine.

The UW Medicine North King County Vaccination Clinic is located in the auditorium of the Shoreline Center at 18560 1st Ave. N.E. in Shoreline. The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“The North King County residents have been underserved since the COVID-19 vaccine was introduced. We are grateful for the partnership between UW Medicine, the Shoreline School District and local fire departments to help keep our residents safe and healthy,” said Kathy Pompeo, division chief of EMS, Shoreline Fire Department.

“As vaccine supplies increase, we are closing gaps by making vaccinations as accessible as possible, no matter where you live,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “We want residents in Shoreline and all of north King County to take advantage of this new vaccine site, built on a strong partnership with UW Medicine and north King County fire departments. Public Health will continue the critical role of working with community-based organizations to ensure those without access to a healthcare provider can get connected and get vaccinated.”

All appointments must be scheduled in advance. Drop-ins will not be accepted. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine and to schedule a vaccine at this location or another UW Medicine vaccination clinic, go to the UW Medicine vaccine site.

“We all share a commitment to serving our community and leveraging our expertise and resources to administer up to 1,000 doses a day,” said Jenny Brackett, assistant administrator at UW Medical Center.  

The clinic will be UW Medicine’s fifth COVID-19 vaccination site. The others are at UW Medical Center-Montlake, UW Medical Center-Northwest, Harborview Medical Center, and Valley Medical Center.  To date, UW Medicine has administered approximately 250,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses.

The King County Vaccination Partnership -- Shoreline joins other partner sites in Auburn, Kent, Redmond, Renton, and Seattle. Those who join the King County Vaccination Partnership network agree to a set of principles governing where and how vaccines are distributed to ensure equity.

 

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