Sailors to vaccinate fans during matches at T-Mobile Park – fr

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Sailors to vaccinate fans during matches at T-Mobile Park – fr


SEATTLE – The Mariners are the first Major League Baseball team to make COVID-19 vaccines available to fans attending T-Mobile Park games.

The club on Monday announced plans to do so through a partnership with the city of Seattle and Sounders FC, who began executing a similar process in their game on Sunday.

The plan is for this to be continued availability at the Mariners’ home games until further notice, beginning Tuesday’s 7:10 p.m. PT game against the Orioles.

No appointment is necessary. Vaccines will be offered on a walk-in basis at three locations inside T-Mobile Park:

• Edgar’s Home Run porch, near the left field foul post
• Near section 105
• Rooftop walk at View level (300 level)

Vaccinations will be administered by EMS staff from the Seattle Fire Department, and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health will have staff and volunteers on hand to support the process. Vaccines are free and will be available when the doors open two hours before the first launch. Only those 18 and over who have not yet received their first dose are eligible.

Fans eligible to receive the vaccine will have a choice of a single dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson or the first dose of the Moderna vaccine. Those who receive the Moderna vaccine will be able to schedule their second dose at one of the city of Seattle’s community vaccination sites at the Lumen Field Event Center, Rainier Beach, or West Seattle.

“Getting vaccinated is the most important thing we can all do to protect ourselves, our families and our community. By partnering with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and the City of Seattle to deliver vaccinations to our games, we can help our community move closer to the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, ”said John Stanton, President and Director General of Mariners, in a statement.

For those who can’t get a shot at a Mariners game, the Lumen Field Event Center across from T-Mobile Park administers walk-in vaccinations on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For more information on other vaccination sites or to make an appointment, click here.

To date, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has administered more than 300,000 vaccines throughout the healthcare system. Community members are also encouraged to visit the health system website to register for available immunization appointments by clicking here.

“The City of Seattle is proud to partner with our Seattle Sailors to deliver in-game vaccinations to fans,” Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan said in a statement. “As we enter the final stage of our vaccination effort, we will continue to bring the COVID-19 vaccine directly to our eligible communities, and Tuesday’s game is no exception. We’ll see our Mariners fans at the stadium this Tuesday for a shot and a win. Go sailors!

“Having a presence at sporting events in our city allows us to go where people are to get vaccinations,” said Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. “We want to make access to the vaccine as easy as possible, and we are delighted to announce that Mariners fans can now attend Tuesday’s game with family and friends, and also receive either their first dose of Moderna vaccine.” , or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Let’s hit a home run, Seattle, and give it our best shot! ”

And Andrew Ross, MD, Medical Director, Sports Sponsorships, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health: “Our organization welcomes the opportunity to partner with the Mariners to support the COVID vaccination effort in our community.”

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