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Get vaccinated this holiday weekend: Multiple COVID-19 vaccination sites open, including on Memorial Day

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With 97% of current COVID-19 cases among people who are unvaccinated, Memorial Day weekend is a great time to get vaccinated against COVID-19. If you have extra time off work, use it to recuperate in case you have any vaccine side effects, like fatigue or mild fever. COVID-19 vaccination sites throughout King County are open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Memorial Day weekend is a great time to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Multiple vaccine sites are open over the holiday weekend, and the King County vaccination sites at Kent ShoWare Center and the Auburn Outlet Collection mall will remain open on Memorial Day. Everyone age 12 and older is eligible to be vaccinated. There is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday are especially good days for vaccination if you have some extra time off from work. Some people experience symptoms like headache, a sore arm or fatigue after getting the shot. These symptoms are more common after the second dose of vaccine. These are all signs that the body's immune system is building up protection. This holiday weekend can provide some extra time for recuperation.

Thanks to vaccination we are heading into the Memorial Day weekend in a much better place than we were a few months ago, and I'm optimistic that the burden of COVID -19 will continue to decrease as more people are vaccinated," said Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer, Public Health – Seattle & King County. "However, COVID-19 is still circulating in our area. About 97% of current COVID-19 cases in King County are among unvaccinated people. That means if you are unvaccinated, your risk of catching COVID-19 is actually higher right now than it was last Memorial Day. If you haven't been vaccinated yet, getting your first shot this weekend will mean a safer summer for you, your loved ones, and your community."

"Getting vaccinated is quick, easy and free," said Francisco Arias-Reyes, King County's vaccination clinics manager. "Our staff speak multiple languages and can answer your questions. You don't need an appointment and we can typically get you in and out in as few as 20 minutes. We would love to see you and your family at our Kent or Auburn site this weekend!"

Numerous sites throughout King County are open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with no appointment necessary. For locations and opening dates and times, visit: https://kingcounty.gov/findvaccine

King County vaccination sites open on Memorial Day:

  • Auburn Outlet Collection
    1101 Supermall Way, Suite 1333, Auburn, WA 98001
    Friday (5/28) and Saturday (5/29): 8 am – 5:30 pm
    Sunday (5/30) and Monday (5/31): 8:30 am – 5 pm
    Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson

  • Kent ShoWare Center
    625 W James St, Kent, WA 98032
    Friday (5/28) and Saturday (5/29): 8 am – 5:30 pm
    Monday (5/31): 8:30 am – 5 pm
    Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson

More information:

  • For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including a full list of vaccination sites and appointment options, visit: kingcounty.gov/vaccine 
  • If you need language interpretation, the following hotlines are available:
    • WA State COVID-19 Assistance hotline: 1-800-525-0127 or 1-888-856-5816 (then press #)
    • King County COVID-19 Call Center: 206-477-3977, 8 am – 7 pm