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COVID-19 vaccine appointments available in south King County

Summary

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.

Story

A large number of appointment slots for COVID-19 vaccine are available starting today through Monday at two locations in south King County. King County vaccination sites at the Auburn Outlet Mall and Kent ShoWare site are offering either Moderna or Pfizer vaccine for south King County residents, ages 16+.

Over 2,500 appointment slots are available each day, providing additional vaccination opportunities for residents in parts of the county with disproportionate impacts from COVID-19. There are also fewer vaccine providers in south King County.

In addition to appointments on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Public Health has added an additional vaccination clinic on Sunday, April 25th.

This week, we reached the exciting milestone that over 1 million King County residents have received at least one dose. But there are lots of people anxiously awaiting their opportunity." said Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County. "Through opportunities such as this Sunday's all-day vaccine clinic at our Kent site, we hope that residents of south King County with less flexible schedules, or those who may need someone to accompany them, can have a bit easier time getting their vaccine."

Over 56% of King County residents 16 or older have received at least one dose of vaccine. And that percentage jumps to 89% for those age 65-74. At the same time, there continues to be differences in vaccine coverage by geography and by race and ethnicity. Communities in south King County have lower rates of vaccine for those 16 and older compared to the county overall. For example, rates in Auburn, Kent and Federal Way are at 47%.

At the same time, the rates of COVID are much higher in south King County, with a rate of approximately 350 cases per 100,000 compared to just over 200 cases per 100,000 in King County overall.

Registration information

Eligible residents can register for an appointment at Public Health's vaccine website, covidvaccine.kingcounty.gov.

For assistance by phone (interpretation available), call 206-477-3977 any day 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

Currently, registration is only open to vaccine-eligible residents of south King County. You must have an appointment.

For those who live outside of south King County, check vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov for open appointments.