Starting Tuesday, April 27, Covid vaccines will be available at the Tacoma Dome for drive thru or walk up service.
Pierce County Department of Emergency Management has shared the following information in a press release on the 21st.
Tacoma Dome is home for Pierce County’s vaccination effort for six weeks starting April 27.
Pierce County plans to offer the Pfizer vaccine so that this clinic can serve everyone 16 and older. That will, of course, be dependent on the availability of the vaccine. A parent or guardian must be present with 16- and 17-year-olds wanting to get the vaccine.
For 6 weeks, beginning on April 27, the Tacoma Dome will be open from noon until 8pm. Vaccines will be available 7 days a week, except for holidays. (Memorial day is May 31.)
During the first three weeks Pierce County will only do first-dose vaccinations. Those participants will return the last three weeks at the Tacoma Dome for their second dose. The second dose will be scheduled while the participants are on-site getting their first dose.
Over the course of the 6 week period, Pierce County hopes to distribute an estimated 34,000 doses.
Other Vaccine Events:
Besides the vaccines at the Tacoma Dome, Pierce County will continue to offer other vaccine sites. To register for these events, people can go to FindYourCovidShot.com and pick the day they want to get vaccinated.
Assistance with Covid Vaccines
- For help signing up for the events that require registration, call 253-798-8900
- The Tacoma Dome site will offer language assistance.
- Pierce Transit is offering free bus rides to people traveling to or from their vaccine appointments. Pierce Transit’s Route 42 runs in front of the Tacoma Dome, where people with appointments can walk from the bus stop to the walk-up vaccination station at the site. In addition, Tacoma Dome Station is just a five-minute walk from the Tacoma Dome.
Language assistance will be available on site.
Pierce Transit is offering free bus rides to people traveling to or from their vaccine appointments. Pierce Transit’s Route 42 runs in front of the Tacoma Dome, where people with appointments can walk from the bus stop to the walk-up vaccination station at the site. In addition, Tacoma Dome Station is just a five-minute walk from the Tacoma Dome. That location is served by Pierce Transit and Sound Transit buses, Sounder trains, and Link Light Rail.
Partnerships make this event possible, and Pierce County is thankful the Tacoma Dome, City of Tacoma, Pierce Transit and other partners are supporting this effort.
“We are grateful that the Tacoma Dome has been called to serve the community in this capacity. We know that every vaccine brings us one step closer to safely welcoming back guests en masse for concerts and events,” said Kim Bedier, the director of Tacoma Venues & Events. “Our crew is experienced in welcoming thousands to the Dome and we are looking forward to providing that efficiency as vaccine capacity ramps up in Pierce County.”
Pierce County Emergency Management has vaccinated more than 50,000 people since it began mass vaccination events in late January. # # #