Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle Hosts a Vaccine Clinic, Accompanied by Live Organ Music

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle
Posted Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Sikirat Tinubu Iyabo-Karch, with other clinicians and patients, at the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Vaccine Clinic on April 29, 2021. Photo: Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, on Capitol Hill in Seattle, will be the location of a series of unique clinics distributing COVID-19 vaccines. The shots will be administered in the cathedral’s main worship center, a very large, well-ventilated space that can safely accommodate as many as 60 patients an hour. Vaccines will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, April 26, May 6, and May 20, with additional dates to be announced. Anyone can make an appointment for these clinics through the Washington State Department of Health centralized COVID-19 vaccine sign-up system.

At selected times during the clinic, cathedral musicians will offer live organ music for all in attendance. A 40-mintue program of soothing selections will be played on Saint Mark’s landmark Flentrop organ at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. each Thursday.

These clinics are being offered through 6M Geriatrics and Hospital Medicine, a clinic located on First Hill. The director of the clinic, Dr. Sikirat Iyabo Tinubu-Karch, MD, MHA, said, “We are grateful to Saint Mark’s for making their space available for this valuable service to the community.” The Dean of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason, said, “Cathedrals throughout history, and Saint Mark’s specifically, have always been called to serve as a resource for the broader community, and these vaccine clinics are precisely the sort of offering which fulfills that calling. We are so thankful Dr. Tinubu-Karch and all at 6M for the opportunity to serve in this profound way.”

About Saint Mark’s: Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral strives to be: a house of prayer for all people, where we worship God and proclaim the reconciling Gospel of Jesus Christ; a loving, welcoming, inclusive community that nurtures faith, encourages service, and integrates social and environmental justice into our lives; a sacred gathering place for the Diocese of Olympia and the broader community in times of crisis, sorrow, and celebration. More at

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