The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is joining the King County Vaccination Partnership Network, which is a network of sites supported by public, private and community partners.
The partnership means the hospital will be able to serve more people and expand its hours of operation. Since opening in late December, it has administered nearly 12,000 vaccine doses.
The following was included in a press release from the hospital:
“Snoqualmie Valley Hospital has long provided critical health care to the communities of Snoqualmie, North Bend, Carnation, Preston, Fall City, and the surrounding area. Throughout the pandemic, beginning with testing and continuing with vaccination, the Hospital has been a pivotal point of access for geographically and demographically diverse communities.
Now, joining the King County Vaccination Partnership Network, the Hospital will work with the County to expand vaccination efforts within Snoqualmie Valley including scaling up the operations of their drive-through vaccination site and increasing vaccination collaborations with community-based organizations and local businesses with events throughout the Valley to better reach residents where they are.
“We continue to work to meet the vaccination needs of all communities in King County,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “This new partnership with Snoqualmie Valley Hospital seeks to reach East King County residents where they need it – from a drive-through site to community-based vaccinations – expanding efficient and convenient access to vaccines no matter where you live.”
“We are honored to partner with King County to serve the community in this capacity,” said Renee Jensen, CEO of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. “This partnership will help close the gap in vaccination equity in Snoqualmie Valley.”
This newest partner site joins others in the King County Vaccination Partnership Network including sites in Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Redmond, Renton, Seattle and Shoreline.
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital vaccination drive through site will expand access in multiple ways:
• Vaccine types – The Moderna vaccine is currently administered onsite and in upcoming weeks, the Pfizer vaccine will also be available, expanding access to eligible youth in the area.
• Expanded hours – The site is currently open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, but will expand hours as demand increases. There are plans to host special weekend vaccination events as well.
• Transportation access – the site has partnered with Snoqualmie Valley Transit to provide rides to and from the clinic for those who need it. For more information, call 425-888-7001.
Language interpretation services are available on-site as well as printed materials in Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian and Spanish.
Currently, registration is open to all residents 18 years or older regardless of insurance or immigration status. Moderna is authorized for patients 18 years and older. When Pfizer vaccines becomes available at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, registration will be open to all authorized age groups.
Appointments are required.
Appointments can be scheduled online via SolvHealth. If you are unable to access the internet or need assistance with scheduling, call the clinic at 425-396-7682.