Anticipating COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 6 Months to 4 Years Old
The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine will soon be available for current EvergreenHealth Primary Care patients aged 6 months to 4 years old. Vaccines are likely to become available starting sometime the week of June 20. Once vaccine doses are available, parents and guardians may schedule a vaccine appointment with their child's established primary care provider.
If your child is not an established patient with EvergreenHealth Primary Care, we encourage you to call your child's pediatrician or primary care provider to schedule a vaccine appointment. To learn about other vaccine locations and more information, please visit Public Health – Seattle & King County's website.
In Washington state, everyone 5 years and older is eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccination. Anyone 18 years and older who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is eligible for a booster, and anyone 50 years or older is eligible for a second booster (if they are fully vaccinated and received their first booster at least 4 months ago).
As of December 2021, the CDC recommends everyone 16 years and older who received the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine primary series to get a booster dose.
- If you got the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: You should wait six months or more after your second dose to get your booster.
- If you got the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: You should wait six months or more after your second dose to get your booster.
- If you got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine: You should get a booster dose two months after your first dose.
In March 2022, the CDC recommended a second booster shot (Pfizer/Moderna) for those 50 years or older.
The new recommendation applies to:
- People ages 50 and older who received their first booster (Pfizer or Moderna) shot at least 4 months ago.
- Adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 4 months ago.
- Certain individuals who are immunocompromised.
For more information, visit: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/VaccineInformation/VaccineBoosterDoses
Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 vaccines are proven to be safe and effective and are recommended for everyone 5 and older. Currently, there is plenty of vaccine available across the state for everyone who needs a dose. To find a vaccine near you, visit Vaccine Locator or call the COVID-19 Information Hotline at 833-VAX-HELP. Language assistance is available.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit CDC - Your COVID-19 Vaccination
Where to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccines are readily available from our community partners. To find a dose near you, visit: https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/
Finding Your Vaccine Records
Your personal vaccination record card that you received when being vaccinated remains a very important document. You are encouraged to keep it in a safe place—and to NOT laminate it as the heat from lamination may turn your card black and illegible.
I lost my vaccination record card. What should I do?
The Washington Department of Health recommends the following options:
- Visit MyIR Mobile at MyIRmobile.com – click on "register" at the top and you will have access to your vaccination records.
- If you do not have access to a computer or if English is your second language, simply call the DOH call center at (800) 525-0127 and press #. Operators can assist you in accessing and verifying your records. They can assist in many languages or connect with an interpreter.
What if I have questions about my vaccination records?
Please call 833.VAX.HELP (833-829-4357) – the state's dedicated vaccine hotline.