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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 1, 2021
CONTACT: Snohomish County Joint Information Center 425-388-5170 email@example.com
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Mass vaccination sites here are closing after six months and more than 318,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered.
Vaccination against COVID-19 remains vital. Vaccine supply has stabilized, demand is down, and other providers such as clinics or pharmacies are in a position to keep up with the need for vaccinating those who still have not received their first or second doses. A list of resources to help find COVID vaccine is included at the end of this press release.
All but one of the mass vaccination sites operated by the Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce have been demobilized as of June 30.
The remaining site at Ash Way Park & Ride in Lynnwood is finishing second doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine during the month of July. After July 10, that site will be second-dose only and is scheduled to close by the start of August.
The first mass vaccination site opened Jan. 6, 2021. By April 21, seven mass vaccination sites were set up around Snohomish County: Angel Of The Winds Arena in Everett, Arlington Airport, Ash Way Park & Ride in Lynnwood, Boeing Everett Activity Center, Boom City in Tulalip, Edmonds College, and Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.
By the beginning of May, demand for COVID vaccine was decreasing. The mass vaccination sites have been gradually winding down as the availability of vaccine from other providers has improved. About 409,000 people in Snohomish County are fully vaccinated and 850,681 total doses have been administered by all providers in the county.
The vaccine taskforce has been a collaboration among public health, emergency management, law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services, human services, transit, public works, and other partners throughout Snohomish County.
A total of 1,777 staff and volunteers from 25 agencies have worked at least 55,828 hours on vaccine taskforce efforts. Information on staffing and hours still is being processed and the taskforce estimates that, once that is added, more than 63,000 total hours will have been recorded on the mass vaccination work as of June 28.
Along with the vaccination sites, mobile teams with the taskforce also have provided community-based clinics and visits to homebound individuals. The Snohomish Health District is taking over coordination of the remaining community-based clinics. Meanwhile, the demand for homebound vaccinations has decreased and the taskforce is no longer providing home visits for COVID vaccination. Pharmacies or other providers may offer homebound vaccination.
COVID vaccine remains available in Snohomish County and anyone age 12 or older who has not yet been vaccinated is encouraged to consider taking their shot. If you have specific questions or concerns about getting vaccinated, please talk through them with a medical provider.
Options to find COVID-19 vaccine near you include: