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.
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital will join the King County Vaccination Partnership Network, a network of vaccination sites supported by public, private, and community partners. The addition of a drive-through vaccination site is one way the Network has adapted models of distribution to better meet the needs of specific communities. Snoqualmie Valley Hospital established the vaccination clinic in late December and to date has administered almost 12,000 vaccine doses and will now work to serve more people and expand hours of operation.
Providing vaccine access in east King County
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital has long provided critical health care to the communities of Snoqualmie, North Bend, Carnation, Preston, Fall City, and the surrounding area. Throughout the pandemic, beginning with testing and continuing with vaccination, the Hospital has been a pivotal point of access for geographically and demographically diverse communities.
Now, joining the King County Vaccination Partnership Network, the Hospital will work with the County to expand vaccination efforts within Snoqualmie Valley including scaling up the operations of their drive-through vaccination site and increasing vaccination collaborations with community-based organizations and local businesses with events throughout the Valley to better reach residents where they are.
We continue to work to meet the vaccination needs of all communities in King County," said King County Executive Dow Constantine. "This new partnership with Snoqualmie Valley Hospital seeks to reach East King County residents where they need it – from a drive-through site to community-based vaccinations – expanding efficient and convenient access to vaccines no matter where you live."
"We are honored to partner with King County to serve the community in this capacity," said Renée Jensen, CEO of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. "This partnership will help close the gap in vaccination equity in Snoqualmie Valley."
This newest partner site joins others in the King County Vaccination Partnership Network including sites in Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Redmond, Renton, Seattle, and Shoreline.
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital vaccination drive through site will expand access in multiple ways:
- Vaccine types – The Moderna vaccine is currently administered onsite and in upcoming weeks, the Pfizer vaccine will also be available, expanding access to eligible youth in the area.
- Expanded hours – The site is currently open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday but will expand hours as demand increases. There are plans to host special weekend vaccination events as well.
- Transportation access – the site has partnered with Snoqualmie Valley Transit to provide rides to and from the clinic for those who need it. For more information, call 425-888-7001.
- Language interpretation services are available on-site as well as printed materials in Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, and Spanish.
Currently, registration is open to all residents 18 years or older regardless of insurance or immigration status. Moderna is authorized for patients 18 years and older. When Pfizer vaccines becomes available at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, registration will be open to all authorized age groups.
Appointments are required
Appointments can be scheduled online via SolvHealth. If you are unable to access the internet or need assistance with scheduling, please call the clinic at 425-396-7682. Interpretation is available over the phone.
"I am excited to see the drive through vaccination site at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital partner with King County to expand vaccine accessibility and availability for residents up and down the valley. The more people that get vaccinated the faster we can reach the goal of keeping communities healthy and moving forward on the path of reopening. Thank you to all the dedicated staff and healthcare professionals who together with many groups in the valley have contributed to make this and other partnerships a reality."
— Kathy Lambert, King County Councilmember
"Given the rise in more virulent strains of the COVID virus, this is very welcome news. A substantial increase in local vaccinations rates will protect our Snoqualmie Valley families at a much faster rate. I strongly encourage all residents to make an appointment as soon as possible. On behalf of our community, a big thank you to the King County Partnership and Snoqualmie Valley Hospital for providing this opportunity!"
— Matt Larson, Mayor of Snoqualmie
"Expanding vaccine access in Snoqualmie Valley is another step toward ensuring everyone in King County can get these life-saving vaccines. We look forward to working together to bring access and equity directly into the communities served by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital."
— Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County