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.