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SHA on-site vaccination clinics


SHA on-site vaccination clinics

SHA continues to offer as many residents as possible the opportunity to get vaccinated for COVID-19 where they live, as vaccine supply allows. Through a partnership with the City and the Seattle Fire Department, SHA has hosted vaccination clinics at 10 buildings to date, vaccinating nearly 700 residents. The response has been high, with resident participation averaging 70 percent so far.  In addition to its partnership with the City, SHA is launching a new partnership with International Community Health Services (ICHS) to host vaccination clinics throughout 2021 at the NewHolly Gathering Hall. SHA will provide more information on these clinics as details become available.

What you should know about vaccination clinics at SHA locations

  • SHA can only offer on-site vaccinations if vaccine is available through its health care partners. 
  • SHA health care partners receive little advance notice regarding allocations of the vaccine and therefore SHA is not able to schedule on-site clinics more than a few days in advance.
  • SHA notifies residents as soon as possible if their building is scheduled. Residents do not have sign up ahead or put their name on a waiting list. If a building is scheduled, all residents eligible under the state’s criteria will be able to get vaccinated.
  • Since the COVID-19 vaccine is still in short supply, SHA and its health care partners must follow the state’s criteria for eligibility and cannot offer vaccination to residents not yet eligible. 
  • Depending on vaccine supply, SHA may reach out to Housing Choice Voucher participants in the area surrounding a clinic to invite eligible participants to attend the clinic.
  • If residents and voucher participants are able to get vaccinated through their medical provider, a local pharmacy or other approved source they should not wait for an SHA on-site clinic. It is important to get vaccinated as soon as possible.