The City of Sammamish has joined the Issaquah Vaccine Community Partnership, a public / private partnership with the goal of ensuring safe, equitable, and timely vaccinations in Issaquah – and now, Sammamish.
Along with the two neighboring cities of Issaquah and Sammamish, the partnership includes Eastside Fire & Rescue, Swedish Issaquah, Issaquah School District, and Costco. The partnership is now meeting regularly to coordinate possible vaccine distribution sites, funding needed to support these efforts, and plans for volunteer recruitment. The partnership is focused on protecting the most vulnerable in our communities.
Eastside Fire & Rescue is receiving training on vaccine administration to offer mobile vaccinations to adult family homes beginning in the next two weeks
Vaccine supply continues to be a limiting factor. “There is currently not enough vaccine available to meet demand. When that changes, we will be ready,” said Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly.
“Demand for vaccinations is high and supply is low, and we understand how frustrating it has been to secure vaccination appointments,” said Sammamish Mayor Karen Moran. “We intend to accelerate and streamline vaccination efforts for our two cities’ residents through this partnership, as we patiently await more vaccine supply.”
For up-to-date COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution information, please visit Connect Sammamish’s COVID-19 Information & Resources page.
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