Power of Providers (POP) Initiative

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Welcome Power of Providers (POP) Members!

Thank you for joining us, and thousands of other providers across the state of Washington, in encouraging COVID-19 vaccination and working to reduce COVID-19 transmission, severe illness and death.

Save this page and check back regularly for new resources and updated materials, the latest news on COVID-19 vaccines, and upcoming industry meetings and events. Learn more about POP.

We encourage POP members to talk to each of their patients using the SAVE intervention:

SEEK: Seek your patients' COVID-19 vaccination status.

ASK/EDUCATE: If your patient isn't vaccinated, ask them about the vaccine and offer education if they're unsure.

VACCINATE: If your patient agrees to vaccination, provide them with a COVID-19 vaccine or a referral to a location that provides COVID-19 vaccination.

EMPOWER: Empower your patients to share their vaccination status with the community.

Please use this flyer to share information about POP with your colleagues! (PDF)

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

In the News

POP Provider Spotlight

Jazel and Wilbur Bautista

Jazel and Wilbur Bautista own an independent pharmacy in Tacoma. Jazel is a pharmacist (RPh), and Wilbur is a medical technologist (MT ASCP). They share their best practices for promoting COVID-19 vaccines with patients and partnering in their community.

We promote routine vaccinations, including COVID, as part of our workflow. When a patient comes to pick up a prescription or get a vaccination, we check their profile to see if they need additional vaccines. We identify this need for the patient and recommend the vaccine right there. Most of the time, the patients receive the recommended vaccines before they leave.

We hang flyers outside our building and send them to our partners in the community. We promote COVID vaccines on our website and submit current vaccine inventory to Washington’s vaccine locator. Sometimes a person may not be convinced, and we must ask someone else on our team to explain things better. It’s really a community effort, a team effort.

To build relationships of trust and cooperation, we started with our existing network and then our cooperative partnerships grew. During the pandemic, we created partnerships with our church, our homeowners’ association, our existing patients and their family members, other local health care providers, and our local health department. When our local health department asks us to assist, with adult family homes without federal contracts or with schools who need help with vaccinations, we step in. 

Our intention is to be helpful and go where we’re needed. We try to do what we can. Now we’re collaborating with the health department for the Childhood Vaccine program and the Adult Vaccine program. We are partnering with schools again to offer routine vaccines. 

Success comes when you go where you’re needed with a willingness to help, share your resources, and be open about what you need. The respect and care we have for people and the intention to help… we want to be partners. If you're authentic in caring for the community, they will see it. If it's genuine, they will see that.”

We appreciate Jazel and Wilbur for taking a moment to share such great wisdom with us!


Peer-to-Peer Learning Webinars

Visit our webinars page to register and learn more about upcoming webinars and continuing education credits. Recordings of past POP webinars are also available.

Webinars Page


Health care providers in Washington now have access to the Department of Health’s POP Shop, an ordering system for free materials to promote COVID-19 vaccination. The POP Shop allows you and your staff to order posters, stickers in multiple languages, informational brochures and flyers, discussion guides, and much more.


Resources to Share with Patients

You can access patient materials in more than 50 languages on the Resources and Recommendations page. Spanish-speaking healthcare providers can also access information in Spanish on our POP en Español page.

General Public

Available Services

Toolkits and Social Media Resources

Posters and Handouts

Before, During, and After Pregnancy
Children and Youth
Immunocompromised People and Others with Special Needs

Resources for Providers and Staff

Communication Resources

General Public

Toolkits and Social Media Resources

Discussion Guides
Other Vaccine Communication Resources
Before, During, and After Pregnancy
Children and Youth

Clinical Information

Standing Orders Templates
Notice: Effective May 11, 2023, the signed state standing orders are no longer valid for use and have been removed from this page. We have replaced them with unsigned standing orders, for use as templates.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standing orders template for:
Other Clinical Information

Printable Resources

Other (Non-Clinical) Information

Resources for Stress and Burnout

Training Videos and Webinar Recordings
Continuing Education Credits Available
Non-Credit Training Options

General Public

Children and Youth

For more information go to our COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Healthcare Providers web page.

Please email questions to powerofproviders@doh.wa.gov.

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