Fri, 14 May 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Mayor of the U.S. city of Seattle Jenny Durkan on Wednesday announced new efforts to increase vaccinations among older adults.

Effective immediately, all people 60 years old and older can walk-in to the Community Vaccination Hubs and get vaccinated without an appointment.

The city also launched the "Good Neighbor" program to increase vaccinations among older adults throughout King County, particularly among those with digital and mobility barriers.

The program is an innovative walk-in vaccination program that allows older adults and the person accompanying them to get a vaccination, according to the announcement.

The city and partners will administer approximately 30,000 vaccinations this week with a continuous focus on King County residents and workers in ZIP codes disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, the announcement said.

"Across Seattle and King County, we've done excellent work to ensure our older community members get vaccinated. However, we must make another focused effort to ensure our most vulnerable community members get the vaccine, particularly as eligibility expands and new variants spread through our region," said Durkan.

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