Vaccinate people who are 6 months or older.
For details, see:
- Interim clinical considerations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Information for pediatric healthcare providers, CDC.
- Current versions of vaccination guidance and clinic support tools, immunize.org.
Immunocompromised people’s primary series may include a third dose.
For details, see CDC’s interim clinical considerations.
|Authorized for people 6 months or older.
Fully licensed as Comirnaty for people 16 years or older.
|Fully licensed as Spikevax for people 18 years or older. Authorized under EUA for people ages 6 months to 17 years.||Authorized for people 12 years or older for a two-dose primary series only.|
Many Americans are eligible for booster doses
- A single booster dose of the original vaccine formulation is recommended for people 5 to 11 years old who were vaccinated at least 5 months ago with the Pfizer vaccine.
- An additional booster dose of bivalent Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine for people 12 and up who have not received a booster shot in the past two months. Note that the bivalent Moderna is only available to people over age 18.
- Note that Novavax is not approved for use in any booster scenario at this time.
For details, see CDC’s booster page.
When does a person need their next dose?
Want to administer COVID-19 vaccine? Enroll now.
To request a COVID-19 clinical immunization safety assessment (CISA) consultation, follow CDC’s directions.
It’s easier than ever to carry COVID-19 vaccine.
You don’t need an ultracold freezer. You can order as few doses as you like. Most waste prevention rules are removed or relaxed.
Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH’s) COVID-19 vaccine provider toolkit print and digital materials cover all vaccine topics and are in many languages.
Connect people to vaccine.
Nearby vaccine providers with DOH’s vaccine locator.
Does a person lack internet access or skills?
They can call the DOH at (800) 525-0127, then press #.
Promote COVID-19 vaccine.
Provide the facts
Talk with parents and caregivers
- How to talk with parents and caregivers about COVID-19 vaccine, CDC.
- Quick conversation guide on COVID-19 vaccines for children, CDC.
- Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines: What parents/guardians should know, CDC.
- Vaccinating youth and adolescents educational materials and trainings, CDC.
- Resources to promote COVID-19 vaccine for children and teens, CDC.
- How to address COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, CDC.
- Misinformation talking points and alerts, Public Health Collaborative.
- Tools and guides: Stop the spread of misinformation, Stronger.
Help people find their vaccine record.
People with mobile devices can access their vaccine record by QR code at WA Verify.
Those who prefer another language or lack internet access or skills can call DOH at (800) 525-0127.
If these options don’t work, give people a Washington Immunization Information System (WAIIS) or electronic health record printout.
Have excess vaccine? Advertise it on the marketplace.
- Advertise extra doses close to expiration so other providers can use it.
- Check for extra doses before placing your weekly vaccine order.
Addressing vaccine safety
Report after-vaccine adverse events to CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Encourage people to use V-Safe to report their after-vaccine adverse events.
Learn more from CDC:
- Pre-vaccination checklists in English, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
- Vaccine Finder information for providers.
- Healthcare providers can bill and be reimbursed for COVID-19 vaccine counseling and administration. Learn more about billing Medicaid and uninsured patients.
- Find local COVID-19 case and vaccination data on our COVID-19 data page.