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Published on February 29, 2024
Kent COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to Close March 30, Urges Shots Before Federal Funding EndsSource: Google Street View

Time's ticking for folks in Kent to get their COVID-19 shots for free. The Kent COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is set to shut down on March 30 due to federal funding cuts, as has been announced by Public Health. Those in need of an updated vaccine, particularly individuals aged 65 and over, are encouraged to take advantage of the remaining days, considering the CDC's recent recommendation for an additional dose for this age group.

The clinic is operating at full tilt to offer vaccines at no cost to the uninsured and will bill insurance for those covered, though Kaiser plans won't cut the mustard here since it's out of network. According to the Public Health Insider, in a commendable two-birds-one-stone approach, a flu shot is also on the house when you roll up for your COVID jab. To quickly get in and out, people have to swing by between 9:30 am and 6:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and take note that they do take lunch from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

For those who can't or prefer to not get out of their vehicles, the Park and Vax program is there to accommodate, by dialing 206-477-6950 to book a spot in advance. Or else, just drop by the location at Kent Public Health Center, 25742 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030. Although registration is available in a swath of languages online or by phone, they're urging appointments to ease the process.

Post-March, vaccine seekers won't have to fret. Vaccinations will be available at community health centers, most pharmacies, and other healthcare providers. To find one near you, head to In addition, Public Health hasn't turned a blind eye to youngsters under three, directing parents to pediatricians or Childhood Vaccine Program providers, all easy to locate on a given map. And for those stuck at home, a helping hand comes in the form of in-home vaccination without cost at least until June. To grab this offer, just hit up the In-Home COVID-19 Vaccine Program at 206-848-0243 or drop a line to [email protected].

As the days wind down for the clinic, there's a palpable sense of appreciation for the staff who've pulled all stops to immunize over 3,340 people since October. "We are enormously proud and grateful to our staff who have made it possible to vaccinate over 3,340 people since October," echoes the thank you note stretching across Public Health Insider. So, while the clinic prepares to close its doors, the gratitude for its contribution to the health of King County doesn't look to be taking any breaks.