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Around the Table: Seattle Foundation, Starbucks, Premera Blue Cross, Microsoft, Fred Hutch, Alaska Airlines

February 23rd, 2021

Responding to COVID-19: All in WA, hosted by the Seattle Foundation, announced the Vaccine Equity Initiative, with early commitments from the Starbucks Foundation and Premera Blue Cross. Microsoft is partnering with EvergreenHealth and Overlake Medical Center & Clinics to provide a community vaccination site on its Redmond campus. Fred Hutch and the COVID-19 Prevention Network, in partnership with the Washington State Department of… Read more

Around the Table: Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Amazon, Virginia Mason, Seattle Foundation

February 8th, 2021

Responding to COVID-19 In collaboration with the Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce, Boeing is providing its Everett Activity Center to stand up a COVID-19 indoor mass vaccination center and help more people in Snohomish County access the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more here. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and Kaiser Permanente Washington recently announced ‘Get Ready,’ an equitable plan to vaccinate Washington… Read more

Around the Table: Starbucks, Microsoft, Virginia Mason, Amazon, & more

January 25th, 2021

Responding to COVID-19 Kaiser Permanente, Starbucks, and Microsoft are among the stakeholders involved in the Washington State Vaccine Command and Coordination Center, a new public-private partnership to boost vaccine distribution efforts in Washington state. Amazon and Virginia Mason partnered on a popup clinic to deliver 2,000 vaccines in one day. Fred Hutch shared an article about building trust in the COVID-19 vaccine through… Read more

Around the Table: Alaska Airlines, Kaiser Permanente, Fred Hutch, Amazon, and Microsoft

January 12th, 2021

Responding to COVID-19 In mid-December, Alaska Airlines delivered the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine to Juneau. Kaiser Permanente provided $1,050,000 to five nonprofits to help community members experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness during COVID-19. Microsoft announced an additional commitment of more than $110 million for nonprofits, workers, and schools in Washington state. As part of its research, Fred Hutch is currently seeking… Read more