Seattle – The Mariners are the first Major League baseball team to make COVID-19 vaccines available to fans attending T-Mobile Park games.
The club announced plans on Monday to do so through a partnership with City Seattle and Saunders FC, which began a similar process in their match on Sunday.
The plan is for this to be available continuously in Mariners home games until further notice, starting with Tuesday’s race at 7:10 p.m. PT against Orioles.
No appointment required. The vaccines will be available based on three locations in T-Mobile Park:
• Close to section 105
• Roofing at View level (level 300)
Vaccinations will be provided by Seattle Fire Department staff, and Virginia Mason’s Franciscan Health Service will have staff and volunteers to support the process. Vaccines are free and will be available when the gates are opened two hours before the first submission. Only those aged 18 and over who have not already received their first dose are allowed.
Fans who qualify for the vaccine will be able to choose a single dose of Johnson and Johnson or the first dose of Moderna vaccine. Those who receive a shot from Moderna will be able to schedule their second dose at one of Seattle’s vaccination sites at the Lumen Field Event Center, Rainier Beach or West Seattle.
“Vaccination is the most important thing we can all do to protect ourselves, our families and our community. By partnering with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and the City of Seattle to offer vaccinations in our games, we can help our community move closer to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, ”said John Stanton, chairman and managing general partner of Mariners.
For those who can’t get vaccinated in a sailor’s game, the Lumen Field Event Center across the street from T-Mobile Park holds vaccinations without a pre-meeting on Wednesday and Saturday. For information on other vaccine sites or to schedule an appointment, click here.
To date, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has administered more than 300,000 vaccines to the health care system. Community members are also welcome to visit the health system’s website to sign up for vaccination appointments, and are available by clicking here.
“The city of Seattle is proud to partner with our Seattle Mariners to offer in-game vaccinations to fans,” Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan said in a statement. “Once we start the last leg of our vaccination efforts, we will continue to carry the COVID-19 vaccine directly into our eligible communities, and Tuesday’s game is no exception. We will see the Mariners fans at the stadium this Tuesday for vaccination and victory. Go sailors! “
“The presence of sporting events in our city allows us to go where people need to be vaccinated,” said Seattle Fire Chief Harold Skogins. We want to make access to the vaccine as easy as possible and are happy to announce that Sailors fans can now attend the game on Tuesday with family and friends, as well as receive either their first dose of the Moderna vaccine, or single dose Johnson & Johnson. Let’s hit a home run, Seattle, and give it your best chance! “
And Andrew Ross, MD, medical director, sponsors sports, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health: “Our organization welcomes the opportunity to partner with seafarers to support vaccination efforts against COVID in our community.”