Lisa Gardner, City Council Communications Director, 509.625.6226
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2:46 p.m.
Starting June 2nd Spokane Fire Department will provide a series of pop-up vaccination clinics at neighborhood fire stations throughout the City of Spokane. During Spokane City Council’s May 17th legislative session City Council voted unanimously to adopt a Special Budget Ordinance and Resolution making appropriations of the American Rescue Plan funds to specifically increase funding to the Fire/EMS Fund to provide pop-up vaccination clinics at SFD Fire Stations throughout the City of Spokane.
Media are invited to the first pop-up vaccination clinic.
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 11:15am-11:45am (media availability)
Location: SFD Station 8
1608 N. Rebecca St
**Council Member Candace Mumm, Mayor Nadine Woodward, and Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer will be available for members of the media at Station 8 to discuss SFD pop-up vaccination clinics.
“Many of our Spokane firefighters are also paramedics, therefore, capable of administering Covid-19 vaccinations throughout the city’s various neighborhoods to people where they are, quickly, efficiently, and at no cost,” says Councilwoman Candace Mumm. “Providing almost half a million dollars to the Spokane Fire Department’s mobile, rapid vaccination program, is a sure way for the Council to aid our community in rapidly recovering from the life-threatening effects of COVID-19.”
To mitigate increasing numbers of the COVID-19 virus in Spokane, the pop-up clinics at neighborhood fire stations create easy access to residents. Spokane Regional Health District continues to serve as the regional contact for vaccination guidance and case status.
“Fire stations have long served as pillars in communities, promoting the safety and wellness of our neighborhoods. With the support of Spokane City Council, the Mayor’s Office and Spokane Regional Health District we will continue to support the resilience of our community” stated Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer.
The first pop-up vaccination clinic will take place on Wednesday, June 2nd from 11am to 4pm at SFD Station 8 in Northeast Spokane.
Subsequent clinics will be held throughout the month of June alternating between Station 9 on the South Hill, Station 8 in northeast, and Station 17 in northwest regions of the city.
SFD will be administering Pfizer-BioNTech* vaccine or the one-dose Janssen (Johnson and Johnson). Based on eligibility, the decision is up to the individual. Dates, addresses, and times for the local fire station clinics are available at SRHD.org where a full list of vaccination locations throughout the region can be found.