Updated Jan. 25, 2021
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is leading the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process in Washington state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) required all states and territories to submit an interim plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution by Oct. 16, 2020. The most current version of the Washington State COVID-19 Vaccination Plan is located here.
Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines? Please call the state hotline at 1.800.525.0127 and press # or text “Coronavirus” to 211-211 to receive text information and updates.
If you cannot reach the hotline, please call an alternate line at 888.856.5816 (Spanish option available for either line).
We Are in Phase 1A and 1B of Washington’s Vaccination Plan
Who is eligible to get the vaccine right now?
People in Phase 1, tiers A1 and A2 were the first to receive vaccines:
- High-risk healthcare workers in healthcare settings
- High-risk first responders
- Long-term care facility residents and staff
- All other workers at risk in healthcare settings
On Jan. 19, 2021, people in tier B1 became eligible to receive vaccine:
- All people 65 years or older
- All people 50 years or older in multigenerational households (home where individuals from 2 or more generations reside such as an elder and a grandchild)
SRHD officials are continuing to focus efforts on vaccinating individuals in A1 and A2 to ensure that these individuals, who are at higher risk of exposure, have an opportunity to receive their vaccinations. See the governor’s press release and blog for more information about the recent move to Phase 1, B1.
Spokane Arena Vaccination Clinic
Under the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) direction, Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) is currently working with community partners at CHAS Health, the Washington National Guard, and the Spokane Public Facilities District to coordinate a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Spokane Arena. CHAS, as operational lead, anticipates opening the clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 27, dependent on vaccine shipment and quantity received. Vaccinations are by appointment only. Learn more.
Once COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, it is likely that you will be able to get them at your healthcare clinic or pharmacy, depending on what phase you’re in. See our FAQ for information about DOH’s phased approach to vaccine distribution.
Find Your Phase
DOH recently launched an online tool called Phase Finder at FindYourPhaseWA.org. You can use this tool to find out if you are eligible to get vaccinated. Once you answer a series of questions, the tool will let you know if it is your turn to get vaccinated and where you can go to receive your vaccination.
Where to Get Vaccinated
If you are eligible to receive your vaccination, please visit the Vaccination Locations page on the DOH website. Please do not visit a vaccine location without an appointment and please be patient. Vaccine supplies are limited and appointments may not be immediately available.
Not sure if you’re eligible? Visit FindYourPhaseWA.org to find out.
Currently, there are two vaccines that have received emergency use authorizations (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the treatment of COVID-19 in the United States. These are the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. There are several vaccine candidates in clinical trials and all vaccine candidates are undergoing testing in large-scale clinical trials to ensure they are safe and effective (learn more about vaccine safety). On Dec. 11, 2020 the FDA issued an EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 in individuals 16 years of age and older. On Dec. 18, the FDA issued an EUA for the Moderna vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 in individuals 18 years and older.
See our FAQ section above for more information.
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