I’ve been working at this clinic since January 11th as a volunteer and patient registration lead. Long days leave us feeling pretty wiped out, but the sense of community and shared purpose is amazing, and the excitement patients express at receiving their vaccine doses is so wonderful to see.
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of links to media coverage, mostly local, in chronological order. I’ll add to the list as I see new coverage pop up. Links open in new windows.
- KING 5 TV: Community COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens in Seattle (Jan 16)
Swedish Hospital partnered with Seattle University to open a clinic on the school’s campus.
- KIRO 7 TV: New Swedish community COVID-19 vaccination clinic up and running at Seattle University (Jan 16)
The unique partnership between Swedish and Seattle U was dreamed up just two weeks ago. The clinic is operated and managed by Swedish, while Seattle University hosts the location and parking.
- The Seattle Times: As Washington state aims to vaccinate millions against COVID-19, thousands sign up to help (Jan 23)
In Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom, which in non-pandemic times is used as a large conference room and event space, more than 2,000 people a day are being vaccinated against COVID-19 through a clinic operated by Swedish Health Services.
- KING 5 TV: Hundreds rush to get COVID-19 vaccine in Seattle overnight after freezer failure (Jan 29)
A total of 1,650 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at risk of expiring Thursday night were quickly administered to more than a thousand people at UW and Swedish clinics.
- The Washington Post: A failed freezer forced an overnight dash to give out more than 1,600 doses of the coronavirus vaccine (Jan 30)
National coverage of our Thu 01/29 late-night vaccination clinic