COVID-19 Vaccine



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

June 18, 2022 - CDC has updated its recommendation that all children 6 months and older should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This expands eligibility for vaccination to nearly 20 million additional children and means that all Americans ages 6 months and older are now eligible for vaccination.

Parents and caregivers can now get their children 6 months and older vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines to better protect them from COVID-19. All children, including children who have already had COVID-19, should get vaccinated.

September 1, 2022- The CDC and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup’s updated booster dose recommendations are as follows:

  • Children ages 5-11 should receive a booster dose five months after completing their primary vaccine series. Immunocompromised children should receive their booster at least three months after their primary series.
  • Everyone 12 and older should receive an updated bivalent booster dose two months after completing their primary vaccine series or prior booster dose.

Visit Vaccine Locator to find and schedule an appointment.

Homebound and need a COVID-19 vaccine? (PDF)
We can connect you to county or state mobile vaccine teams.

Need help? Call the hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357), then press #. Language assistance is available. You can also text your zip code to 438-829 (GET VAX) or 822-862 (VACUNA) for vaccine locations near you.

Visit our Transportation Resources for COVID-19 Vaccines (PDF)

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.

Information from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Stay Informed

We co-host Expert Panels to answer some of your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Watch the available recordings and check back for future panels.

DOH Information for Health Care Providers

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Washington State Coronavirus Response Telebriefings

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