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Start of indoor vaccination at the Boeing Activity Center


EVERETT – The Boeing Activity Center is now home to Snohomish County’s first indoor COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic. When there is sufficient supply, it has the capacity to deliver 300 injections per hour and 10,000 per week.

Located at 6400 36th Ave. W in Everett is the county’s fourth mass vaccination site.

Vaccines are only available by appointment.

Operations at the Paine Field site were suspended and transferred to the Boeing site. People who received their first dose at the Paine Field site will receive their second dose at the Boeing site.

Currently, the only people eligible for an injection are anyone 65 years of age or older, healthcare workers, high-risk first responders, residents and staff of long-term care homes, and anyone 50 years of age. and more who live in a multigenerational home. Eligible individuals must first contact their primary care physician, clinic, or pharmacy to try to make an appointment.

Vaccine appointments could not be scheduled at any of the county’s mass vaccination sites on Wednesday afternoon due to insufficient vaccine supplies. The number of county residents eligible for the vaccine far exceeds the number of doses currently available, and appointments are being made within hours of posting.

Appointment availability will reopen when more doses are available.

Eligible individuals are encouraged to check the county health district website at www.snohd.org/covidvaccine. When appointments are available, they can be scheduled on this website.

Those who do not have internet access or need language assistance can call 425-339-5278 to make an appointment.

Information about the vaccine administered at each location is noted online with registration links. Patients should keep the vaccination card given to them when they receive their first dose, and are asked to take a photo on their phone in case the card is lost or damaged. They should receive two doses of Moderna vaccine approximately 28 days apart. The second dose should be as close to the recommended interval as possible, but may be up to six weeks after the first. Even if the second dose is somewhat delayed beyond that, the first dose does not need to be repeated.

The Moderna vaccine is administered at the Boeing site by nurses from the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association.

There are approximately 250 parking spaces available at the on-site parking lot. Boeing staff direct traffic and ask drivers to confirm their meeting time before pulling into the parking lot.

There are plans for up to three additional mass vaccination sites in the county, according to a press release from Snohomish County.

The county is also moving forward with mobile vaccination clinics. This week, EMS staff from the Snohomish County Fire Task Force began administering vaccines in adult family homes. On Monday, they vaccinated 88 staff and residents of 16 adult family homes as well as 203 staff and residents of the Everett Housing Authority. By the end of the week, they plan to administer vaccines to 35 other adult family homes and to vaccinate about 200 additional residents at Everett Housing Authority properties.

Even after being vaccinated, people should continue to wear masks in shared spaces, avoid large gatherings, stay home if they feel sick, wash their hands, and clean and sanitize surfaces. It is important to maintain preventive measures while work continues to vaccinate more people.

In total, more than 53,000 county residents have received their first vaccine so far, while 8,400 others have received both doses.

“It will take a tremendous amount of work to vaccinate all members of our community who want to be vaccinated,” Shawn Frederick, administrative officer for the Snohomish health district, said in a press release. “Our ability to do this is greatly improved by partners like Boeing. The Snohomish County Vaccine Working Group looks forward to more opportunities to work with industry leaders in our community on safe and effective access to immunization.

Herald reporter Ellen Dennis: [email protected]; Twitter: @reporterellen.

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