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Seattle Fire Department’s vaccination and testing efforts transition to partner agencies

SEATTLE – With 82 percent of Seattle residents beginning the vaccination process, the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) will transition its testing and vaccination efforts to partner agencies, beginning on July 31, 2021. To date, SFD has administered more than 157,000 vaccine doses through its fixed vaccination sites, mobile vaccination team deployments and pop-up clinics. Additionally, Seattle firefighter/EMTs and paramedics, and our AMR partners working at our sites have conducted more than 786,000 COVID-19 tests. One in three Seattle residents have utilized the community testing sites.

UW Medicine will offer free COVID-19 testing at the Aurora and SODO hubs without a gap in service, in addition to testing at the Rainier Beach and West Seattle hubs. Vaccination continues to be available at pharmacies, community health centers, and health care providers including the Downtown Public Health Center.

“It has been a true honor and privilege for the Seattle Fire Department to play an integral role in vaccinating the community we serve over the past seven months. As a City, we have administered more than 259,000 vaccines through our mobile vaccination team deployments, pop-up clinics and fixed vaccination sites, which has helped us reach 82 percent of Seattleites beginning the vaccination process. I am proud to work and live in a community where so many of our neighbors have chosen to get vaccinated to protect themselves, those around them and ultimately help us recover from this pandemic. While SFD’s work on the vaccination front will come to a close, our commitment to serving you remains strong and will continue on,” said Fire Chief Harold Scoggins.