Seattle mayor says city first to fully vaccinate 70 percent of residents

SEATTLE — Seattle is the first major American city to fully vaccinate 70 percent of its residents 12 years-old and older against coronavirus, Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced.

“When we launched our vaccination effort earlier this year, I said that I wanted to Seattle to become the first major American city to fully vaccinate 70 percent of its residents. Today, I am incredibly proud that we have reached that goal,” Durkan said Wednesday.

Currently, 78 percent of Seattle residents 12 years-old and older have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to KOMO-TV.

Seattle may have beat San Francisco as the first city to fully vaccinate 70 percent of residents, however San Francisco has more residents with at least one dose of the vaccine.

As of Wednesday, Seattle has administered more than 249,000 vaccinations across adult family homes, affordable housing units, pop-up clinics and city-affiliated fixed vaccination sites.

Now that the city has reached its vaccination goal, the mayor’s office said the city will launch new efforts to help support Seattle’s reopening, including supporting local small retailers, restaurants and arts and culture programs.

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