New COVID Vaccine Location


King County is opening two new community vaccination sites on February 1, 2021 in Kent and Auburn to expand vaccine access to the most vulnerable older adults in south King County. Establishing these sites now will help prepare for high-volume community access once more vaccine becomes available.

Community vaccination sites will be located at the ShoWare Center in Kent and at the General Services Administration (GSA) Complex in Auburn. These sites in south King County will reach those who are at highest risk from COVID-19 and face barriers to accessing vaccine through traditional healthcare systems. Public Health has received enough vaccine doses from the state to begin operating the two sites at 500 doses per day, six days a week.

The Kent and Auburn sites will focus on vaccinating highest-risk south King County residents ages 75 and older, individuals who are unable to live independently and their caregivers. Appointment availability will expand to individuals age 65-74 as vaccine supply increases.

Registration Information
The sites at Kent and Auburn are by appointment only and will be open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 – 5:30 pm.
Residents can register for an appointment at Public Health’s vaccine website or find more information at

Residents may experience delays, or it may take time before appointments are available due to anticipated high demand. This will get easier as the vaccine supply increases.

To help ensure access for those most at risk, currently registration is open to residents of south King County who are:
  • Age 75 and older OR
  • A family caregiver or home care worker taking care of someone age 50 or older who cannot live independently. The caregiver or home care worker does not need to be 50 or older OR
  • Specific groups of people age 50 and older. Those who are:
  • Unable to live independently and receiving care from a caregiver, relative, in-home caregiver or someone who works outside the home.
  • Living with AND caring for kin (examples include caring for a grandchild, niece or nephew. This does not include parents living with their child).

For Assistance registering by phone, call Washington state’s COVID-19 Assistance Hotline at 1-800-525-0127, then press # for help with registration by phone. For language interpretation state your preferred language when you are connected.
Location Information
Kent accesso ShoWare Center 625 W. James St. Park, walk, or arrive by transit and enter building. Wheelchair accessible.
Auburn General Services Administration Complex 2701 C St SW. Drive-through site