Everyone 5 years and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for use in people 5 years and older. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available for those 18 years and older. Pfizer or Moderna (mRNA vaccines) are preferred.
Pediatric Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5-11 is a two-dose series, administered three weeks apart, but the dose is 1/3 of the dose administered to people 12 and older.
COVID-19 vaccine is available at many local pharmacies and medical offices. If you have a health care provider, check to see if they’re providing COVID-19 vaccinations.
To find a location near you offering COVID-19 vaccine:
The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be very effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death. But data shows the vaccines can become less effective at preventing mild and moderate illness as time goes on, especially among certain populations. Still, COVID-19 case rates continue to be highest among those who are not vaccinated.
Everyone 12 years and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 booster. Data shows that booster doses can increase the immune response and provide improved protection against COVID-19, including against variants.
For more information about booster doses, including who is eligible and when they should get a booster, visit the CDC website.
Additional doses for immunocompromised people
People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised can get an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) as part of their primary vaccine series.
The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be very effective, but data suggests people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems do not always build the same level of immunity as people who are not immunocompromised.
As a result, the CDC is recommending a third dose of mRNA vaccines for people 5 years and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. People who are 12 years and older are also eligible to get a booster dose.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccines for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, including who is eligible for additional doses and when they should get vaccinated, visit the CDC website.
Need a ride?
Washington state has partnered with Uber and Lyft to provide free and discounted rides to vaccine appointments for people who need transportation assistance. Call the state COVID-19 information hotline, 833.VAX.HELP, to request a ride to your appointment.
Find additional COVID-19 vaccine transportation resources on the Department of Health website.
COVID-19 vaccination verification
Access your official COVID-19 vaccination record online through MyIR Mobile or WA Verify. Both programs provide immunization records using information submitted by vaccine providers to the state's immunization database.
If you need help accessing your COVID-19 vaccination records, call the state’s COVID-19 hotline: 833.829.4357 (833.VAX.HELP).
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination verification on the state Department of Health website.
COVID-19 vaccine data
Washington State Department of Health's COVID-19 Data Dashboard has data on the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered and vaccination rates by county, as well as information about age, gender, race and ethnicity of people receiving COVID-19 vaccines.
Washington State Department of Health also issues regular reports on cases, hospitalizations and deaths by vaccination status and breakthrough cases.