Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments open across King County, Kent and Auburn sites now offering walk-in vaccination
To find a vaccine provider near you visit kingcounty.gov/vaccine.
Until very recently, the limited supplies of vaccine didn’t make it easy to find an appointment. But now the vaccine supply is finally rolling in, and that’s changing.
Vaccine providers are getting much more vaccine and thousands of appointments are now available throughout King County. With everyone age 16 and older eligible, now is an excellent time to get a vaccination–bring your friends and family!
How to get vaccinated
At a high-volume vaccination site
King County Vaccination Partnership sites that can serve a large number of people are now open in Kent, Auburn, Seattle (at Lumen Field, North Seattle College, West Seattle, and Rainier Beach), Renton, Redmond, and Shoreline—and more sites will be added soon. No matter where you live, you can get vaccinated at any high-volume vaccination site.
These sites are ADA accessible and have language and ASL interpretation available. If tactile interpretation is needed, visit http://seattledbsc.org
Listings and links to all the King County Vaccination Partnership sites are at kingcounty.gov/vaccine.
Thousands of appointments at Kent and Auburn, walk-in vaccinations now available
King County vaccination clinics at Kent accesso ShoWare Center and the Auburn Outlet Mall have a huge number of appointments available, and they now offer 1,000 walk-in vaccinations a day at each location with no appointment needed! Anyone 16 and older can register at: kingcounty.gov/covid/registration
- The Kent and Auburn sites are open Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with walk-in vaccination from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Auburn will also be open for special evening hours on Wednesday, May 5, with hours 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Kent offers Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Auburn offers Moderna and Pfizer, and starting Saturday, will also offer Johnson & Johnson vaccine (you will be able to choose from Moderna/Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson).
At a pharmacy or healthcare provider
Many local pharmacies and healthcare providers also have available appointments. Find a vaccine provider near you by entering your zip code in Washington State’s Vaccine Locator (select language in top-right corner drop-down menu): VaccineLocator.doh.wa.gov
Schedule by phone
Need help making an appointment? Call the King County COVID-19 Call Center any day between 8 AM –7 PM at 206-477-3977. Interpreters are available–state the language you need when you are connected.
A few tips
- Wear short sleeves or loose fitting sleeves that are easy to roll up.
- Know someone 16 and older who hasn’t been vaccinated yet? Sign up for a time together–or go together to site with walk-in vaccination!
- If you are 16-17 years old, you will need to get Pfizer vaccine. Check to make sure that your vaccination location has it. You may need consent from a parent or guardian to get the vaccine, unless you are legally emancipated.
- Johnson & Johnson is available again after a thorough safety review. Women younger than 50 should be aware of a low risk of a rare but serious side effect involving blood clots and low platelet counts. Other COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) are available that do not have this risk.
- Share your experience making an appointment and getting the vaccine so your friends and family know how easy it is and what to expect! If you take a selfie, tag it with #TakeYourBestShot!
More information: kingcounty.gov/vaccine
Originally published on April 29, 2021.