The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is hosting a free COVID-19 testing and flu shot clinic on Nov. 20. No appointment is necessary.


Who: Open to everyone.


When:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.


Where: Administration Building parking lot, 3009 East Portland Ave., Tacoma. 


Information: Contact Lizetta Kelly at 253-573-7931 or Lizetta.Kelly@PuyallupTribe-nsn.gov.


Come prepared: Save time by signing forms ahead of time at https://www.piercecountywa.gov/6758/Covid-19-Mobile-Testing.




The Puyallup Tribe of Indians will host a free COVID-19 testing and flu shot clinic on Friday, Nov. 20.


The walk-up clinic will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Administration Building parking lot, 3009 East Portland Ave., Tacoma. It is open to everyone. Tribal Members, tribal government employees and community members are encouraged to participate.


Puyallup Tribal Medical Director Dr. Alan Shelton said a recent study in Netherlands indicates that people who get flu shots have a lower risk of getting COVID-19.


“There’s something about getting the flu shot that ramps up the immune response,” Shelton said. “So they’ve actually shown that getting a flu shot actually reduces the risk of getting COVID-19.”


Why test for COVID-19?


Native Americans and people of color are part of the high-risk community for COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, or loss of taste or smell, you should get tested for COVID-19.


Come prepared


To make the COVID-19 test process go faster, please fill out these forms in advance:


Contact form


Test form


Complete both forms on your device. Print and bring the forms with you to the testing site.


The tests will involve a nasal swab. Results will be available between 24 and 48 hours for positive cases, and 48 and 72 hours for negative cases.