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Upthegrove announces $7 million to increase vaccine availability in King County

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King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove on Friday announced his support for $7 million in county funding for additional COVID-19 vaccine sites, including in South King County.

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King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove on Friday announced his support for $7 million in county funding for additional COVID-19 vaccine sites, including in South King County. 

“We need to continue to do everything possible to protect health and get our economy safely reopened,” he said.

The funding will pay for high-volume sites and mobile sites in areas hit hardest by the virus—including South King County. King County will establish up to two high-volume sites in South King County as soon as enough vaccine becomes available. In addition, mobile strategies will be employed to reach others who may not be able to attend traditional sites.

“COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on South King County and it is essential that we put our resources where the need is greatest,” Upthegrove said. “I support the Seattle-King County Public Health Department’s effort to get these sites up and running as soon as February 1.”

The $7 million will complement the state’s vaccination plan and is part of a much larger effort to be undertaken with state and federal dollars.  Everyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one when they become eligible under the state’s plan.

For more information about current vaccine locations and to assess your eligibility, individuals can go to: https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/VaccineLocations.

Contact the Council
Main phone:
206-477-1000
TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024
Email:
council@kingcounty.gov