Pierce County’s Department of Emergency Management opened a mass vaccination site at the Tacoma Dome for six weeks, which began Tuesday.
Pierce County plans to offer the Pfizer vaccine so that this clinic can serve everyone 16 and older, depending on the availability of the vaccine. A parent or guardian must be present with 16- and 17-year-olds wanting to get the vaccine.
The site will operate from noon to 8 p.m. each day, seven days a week, except holidays. This is a drive-thru and walk-up site. Language assistance will be available on site.
Pierce County will continue to operate vaccination sites – including second-dose events – in other parts of the county while at the Tacoma Dome.
To register for these events, people can go to FindYourCovidShot.com and pick the day they want to get vaccinated. If people need assistance signing up, they can call 253-798-8900 for help. Families signing up on the same day can come to the earliest appointment and get vaccinated, but each eligible person must have an appointment.
During the first three weeks Pierce County will only do first-dose vaccinations. Those participants will return the last three weeks at the Tacoma Dome for their second dose. The second dose will be scheduled while the participants are on-site getting their first dose.
Pierce Transit is offering free bus rides to people traveling to or from their vaccine appointments. Pierce Transit’s Route 42 runs in front of the Tacoma Dome, where people with appointments can walk from the bus stop to the walk-up vaccination station at the site. In addition, Tacoma Dome Station is just a five-minute walk from the Tacoma Dome. That location is served by Pierce Transit and Sound Transit buses, Sounder trains and Link Light Rail.
Pierce County Emergency Management has vaccinated more than 50,000 people since it began mass vaccination events in late January.
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