Amazon will open ‘pop-up’ vaccination site to serve thousands in Seattle

The state’s goal is to vaccinate 45,000 people a day

Amazon will open a “pop-up” vaccination site in Seattle, Wash. over the weekend in an effort to inoculate thousands of people, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday.

The one-day clinic will be open on Sunday with the goal of administering 2,000 vaccines to the public, a spokesman for Inslee told the Post.

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The clinic will distribute the vaccine to healthcare workers, first responders, and people 65 years and older. The state’s goal is to vaccinate 45,000 people a day.

The tech giant will work in collaboration with the Virginia Mason Health System, where residents must register and make an appointment.

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The announcement comes after Amazon on Thursday offered itself up as an ally to President Joe Biden in his effort to distribute coronavirus vaccines.

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It also comes after officials from Washington State turned to the private sector — tapping the coffee giant Starbucks — to help them ramp up the state’s COVID-19 vaccination capacity earlier this week.

Inslee’s office didn’t immediately return a request for comment Thursday.