Power of Providers (POP) Initiative

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.

Health care worker giving a child a vaccination

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)

In the News

POP Provider Spotlight

Svetlana Shur

Svetlana Shur owns an in-home care organization in Spokane Valley and serves as Director of Operations.

“We serve a lot of veterans in our local community. We work with vulnerable people whose bodies don’t function like ours, so they are prone to a lot of diseases and are at high risk of severe disease and death if they contract COVID-19. My employees go to their homes, and they take care of them. We also have a lot of hospice clients and sometimes we're there sitting by the bed holding their hand, giving 24-hour care.

When I hire caregivers, I ask them if they're vaccinated because it's very important. I give them information and try to answer their questions and point them to where they can get the vaccine. If they have any questions, they can ask me. Sometimes I talk it over with caregivers who are hesitant, and they agree to get vaccinated. They aren't scared to do it after our discussion. I also talk with clients and give them information and tell their family that vaccination is for the safety of our clients and caregivers. We want to work in a safe environment. I'm glad that if I have any questions, I can contact POP.

About 90% of my employees are vaccinated. I talked to one employee about being vaccinated and her husband was telling her not to do it. After explaining the benefits of being vaccinated and why I wanted her to be vaccinated, she acknowledged that she works around vulnerable adults and didn’t want to spread infection to anybody. She changed her mind because I was patient with her and explained without getting frustrated.”

When encouraging vaccinations, Svetlana suggests, “Give people printed information to read and encourage them to ask questions. Give them your contact information because most of them have questions after they leave or after speaking with friends and family. There is a ton of misinformation out there, it is our work to educate people.”

Special thanks to Svetlana for doing her best to protect and care for vulnerable Washingtonians and sharing her COVID-19 vaccine promotion strategies!


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 can access the POP Shop and order 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

Access patient materials in more than 50 languages.

Resources and Recommendations

Resources for Spanish-speaking providers are available.

Spanish POP Resources

General Public

Available Services and Service Locators

Toolkits and Social Media Resources

Posters and Handouts


Before, During, and After Pregnancy
Children and Youth

Toolkits and Social Media Resources

Posters and Handouts

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 Health Care Providers web page.

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

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If you are not a member of the POP Initiative, learn more and please join today!

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