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  • Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) announced Wednesday that the city has vaccinated more than 70 percent of residents 12 and older, making it the first major U.S. metro to hit the milestone.
  • The Democratic mayor additionally revealed that 78 percent of eligible residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
  • Seattle has administered more than 249,000 vaccinations to date.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) announced Wednesday that the city has vaccinated more than 70 percent of residents 12 and older, making it the first major U.S. metro to hit the milestone. 

“Seattle is America’s most vaccinated major city, and it would not have been possible without our residents’ commitment to protecting themselves, their loved ones, and our entire community,” Durkan said in a statement.

“Now that we have reached community protection, we can lead the nation in safely reopening and recovering in earnest,” she continued. “Seattleites – get outside and support a local small business, help revive our historic arts and cultural scene, and enjoy our unparalleled Seattle summers safely.”


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The Democratic mayor additionally revealed that 78 percent of eligible residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, outpacing other major cities like San Francisco, which has a partial vaccination rate of nearly 70 percent. Seattle is home to the first recorded case of COVID-19 in the U.S.

Durkan’s statement also paid homage to a recent Biden administration challenge to assist the president in reaching his goal to get 70 percent of eligible Americans a shot by July 4. The statement said that the city is one of more than 90 to sign on to the Mayors Challenge, which is aimed at designing robust vaccination programs to help Biden hit the mark. 

Seattle has administered more than 249,000 vaccinations, to date. 

Nearly 51 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one vaccine dose, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows. Slightly more than 42 percent have been fully vaccinated. 


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Published on Jun 10, 2021