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2021

11
MAY

King County and Snoqualmie Valley Hospital announce vaccination partnership
King County and Snoqualmie Valley Hospital will work together to further expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution and access for King County residents in Snoqualmie Valley.

3
MAY

New Federal Way COVID vaccination site expands vaccine access in south King County
King County and Kaiser Permanente Washington will work together to offer COVID-19 vaccine for south King County residents.

29
APR

Getting vaccinated just got easier: Auburn and Kent vaccination sites now offering a thousand daily slots with no appointment needed
The availability of COVID-19 vaccines has increased significantly in King County. Thousands of appointments are available at King County’s high-volume vaccination sites, which are now open to everyone age 16 and up. In addition, Public Health’s sites in Kent and Auburn will begin offering up to a thousand walk-in vaccinations per day, with no appointment needed.

26
APR

King County’s Auburn COVID-19 testing site relocated to Boeing’s facility
King County, in partnership with Boeing, has moved its Auburn COVID-19 testing site to the Boeing Auburn facility, 2400 Perimeter Road, as of April 26. This relocation marks the closing of all COVID-19 testing and vaccination at the General Services Administration (GSA) Complex.

22
APR

COVID-19 vaccine appointments available in south King County
COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at King County’s Auburn Outlet Mall and Kent ShoWare clinics for south King County residents. A number of appointments are open today, April 22 through Monday, April 26th. We anticipate additional appointment availability next week as well.

15
APR

King County Board of Health meeting on April 15, 2021
The King County Board of Health is holding a meeting on April 15th at 1:00 p.m. The agenda includes an update on COVID-19 and vaccine updates and a state legislative update.

31
MAR

El centro de vacunación de Auburn se reubicó para proporcionar acceso al sur del Condado de King
Con el objetivo de expandir el acceso a las vacunas, el Condado de King, con el apoyo de Boeing, ha trasladado el centro de vacunación de Auburn al Outlet Collection en Auburn a partir del 29 de marzo.

29
MAR

Auburn vaccination site relocated to provide expanded access in south King County
King County, with the support of Boeing, has moved its Auburn vaccination site to the Outlet Collection in Auburn as of March 29 to expand vaccine access.

16
MAR

King County Board of Health meeting on March 18, 2021
The King County Board of Health is holding a meeting on March 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The agenda includes an update on COVID-19 and vaccine updates and a briefing on airport pollutant impacts on health.

16
MAR

FLASH sex education developed by King County is clinically proven to reduce teen pregnancy in national study
The FLASH sexual health education curriculum developed by Public Health – Seattle & King County has proven effective in reducing teen pregnancy in a newly published research study. Since the 1990s, FLASH has been a cornerstone of King County's exceptionally low teen pregnancy rates.

1
MAR

Eligibility expanded to adults age 65 and over at Kent and Auburn community vaccination sites. Appointment slots open Monday, March 1, 2021
Public Health’s Kent and Auburn COVID-19 community vaccination sites have expanded eligibility to include adults age 65 and older. The two sites will begin providing vaccination to people 65 and older starting Monday, March 1.

18
FEB

King County Board of Health meeting on February 18, 2021
The King County Board of Health is holding a meeting on February 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The agenda includes discussion and possible action on a resolution about management of COVID 19 prevention and outbreaks in Washington State Department of Corrections facilities, an update on COVID-19 and vaccine updates and adopting the 2021 workplan for the Board.

29
JAN

King County launches COVID-19 vaccination sites in Kent and Auburn to provide access for vulnerable older adults
King County is opening two new community vaccination sites on February 1 in Kent and Auburn to expand vaccine access to the most vulnerable older adults in south King County. Establishing these sites now will help prepare for high-volume community access once more vaccine becomes available.

20
JAN

King County Board of Health meeting on January 21, 2021
The King County Board of Health holds a meeting on January 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The agenda includes updates on COVID-19 vaccine planning and discussion of a resolution urging the state to address racism as a public health crisis.