The Mariners will be the first team in Major League Baseball to have COVID-19 vaccines available for fans at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Attending home games allows fans to get vaccinated without making an appointment.
The first game allowing vaccines will be Tuesday’s match-up with the Baltimore Orioles, first pitch at 7:10 PT. Each home game following tonight’s contest will have vaccines available, until further notice. Vaccines will be offered and administered by the Seattle Fire Department and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health staff and volunteers on a walk-up, first come-first served basis. The three locations to get the jab at T-Mobile Park are Edgars Home Run Porch located near left field foul pole, a pop-up shop near Section 105, and Rooftop Boardwalk, View level 300.
You must be 18 or older to get a vaccine and this must be your first dose. If eligible, fans can choose from the one-and-done Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or the two-shot Moderna vaccine. If you choose to get the Moderna jab, you will be able to schedule a second dose with the City of Seattle at a participating vaccine site, including those at the Lumen Field Event Center located across the street from T-Mobile Park. The vaccine site at the Lumen Field Event Center is also available on Wednesdays and Saturdays for non-appointment walk-ups and for those unable to attend a Mariners game.
“Getting vaccinated 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 at our games, we can help our community move closer to ending the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Mariners chairmen John Stanton said in a statement.
T-Mobile Park is able to host up to 9,000 fans as the City of Seattle, Kent County and the State of Washington are allowing professional sports to continue under existing guidelines. The Mariners have been awarded Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Facility certification for T-Mobile Park which is a perfomance-based outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for mitigating risks associated with the virus. This means T-Mobile park will be the first vaccination site of it’s kind and we can hope that more MLB teams will follow suit and get more people vaccinated and more fans in the seats.