SEATTLE – The Mariners is the first Major League Baseball team to produce the COVID-19 vaccine for fans attending a game at T-Mobile Park.
The club announced plans on Monday to do so through a partnership with the City of Seattle and Sounders FC, which began a similar process in Sunday’s races.
The plan is meant to keep the game up and running at Mariners home games until further notice, starting with the PT vs Orioles on Tuesday at 7:10 PM.
No appointment is required. The vaccine will be offered on three walk-in locations within the T-Mobile Park:
Edgar̵7;s Home Run Porch near the left foul post.
• Near section 105
• Rooftop walkway on view decks (level 300)
Vaccination will be performed by EMS staff of the Seattle Fire Department and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, staff and volunteers will be available to support the process. The vaccine is free and will be available when the doors open two hours before the first race. Only persons aged 18 and over who have not received the first dose are eligible.
Fans who are eligible for the vaccine will be able to select either a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the first dose of Moderna vaccine.People who receive Moderna will be able to schedule a second vaccination at one of the city’s community vaccination sites. Seattle, at the Lumen Field Event Center, Rainier Beach, or West Seattle.
“Getting vaccinated is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. By partnering with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and the City of Seattle to offer our in-game vaccinations, we can help bring our community closer to ending the COVID-19 epidemic. ”John Stan Tan, the sailor’s president and general partner manager, said in a statement.
For those unable to get vaccinated at a Mariners game, the Lumen Field Event Center across the street from T-Mobile Park offers a non-appointment vaccination service on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For information on other vaccination locations or to schedule an appointment, click here.
Virginia Mason Franciscan Heath has more than 300,000 vaccinations in the health system. Community members can visit the health system website to register for vaccination appointments by clicking here.
“Seattle is proud to partner with our Seattle sailors to offer fans in-game vaccinations,” said Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durcan. “As we begin our final vaccination, we will be bringing the COVID-19 vaccine directly to our eligible community and Tuesday’s game is no exception. We will meet our Mariners fans. At the stadium this Tuesday to get vaccinated and win, sailor! ”
“Appearing at sporting events in our city allows us to go where people can get vaccinations,” said Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. As possible, and excited to announce that Mariners fans can now join family and friends for Tuesday’s game and receive their first Moderna vaccine or Johnson & Johnson. Let’s go to Seattle and score our best goals! ”
And Andrew Ross, Medical Director, Sports Sponsor Virginia Mason Franciscan Health: “Our organization welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with Mariners in supporting COVID vaccination efforts in our community.”