COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to people 6 months of age and older.

September 12, 2023 - Following FDA regulatory action, the CDC has recommended updated 2023-2024 mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older that target the omicron subvariant XBB.1.5. Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized or available in the United States. The new COVID-19 vaccine recommendations are as follows:

  • Children 6 months – 4 years old who are unvaccinated are recommended to receive 2 doses of updated 2023-2024 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or 3 doses of updated 2023-2024 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Children 6 months – 4 years old who were previously vaccinated are recommended to receive 1 or 2 doses of an updated 2023-2024 Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (timing and number of doses to administer depends on the previous COVID-19 vaccine[s] received).
  • Anyone 5 years old and older regardless of previous vaccination is recommended to receive 1 dose of an updated mRNA 2023-2024 Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months since the last dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.

The Washington State Department of Health is currently reviewing and updating our webpages and supporting resources to reflect these new recommendations.

Resources and Recommendations

Find additional resources and recommendations. For vaccine-specific information, choose the vaccine tab. Some resources in many languages.

COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several vaccines are authorized for emergency use or fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These vaccines are currently being distributed in Washington state.

Staying up to date with all doses as soon as you are eligible is your best protection against serious illness and death from COVID-19.

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