June 22, 2022 Update: The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use in individuals as young as 6 months by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. Learn more about the authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for children and see our blog for more information for your family.

These pages are currently being updated to reflect these recommendations. Thank you for your patience.


Updated June 7, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Available to All Washingtonians Ages 5 and Older

Everyone 5 and older should get their COVID-19 vaccination and stay up-to-date by getting their booster dose(s) when they become eligible.


Available Vaccines

Three vaccines are authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the prevention of COVID-19 in the United States. These are the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

Only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorized for use in individuals ages 5 to17. Keep this in mind when scheduling vaccination appointments. Learn more about vaccinations for youth ages 5-17.

CDC recommends that people who are starting their vaccine series or getting a booster dose get either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines). The mRNA vaccines are preferred over Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in most circumstances. Learn more


Find an Appointment – Visit Vaccine Locator

Vaccine Locator

Use Washington state’s Vaccine Locator to find vaccine provider locations (multiple language options available) or see the "Vaccine Locations" tab above.

If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccine or need help scheduling appointments, please call 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).


When You Go

Cost

Administration Fee

COVID-19 vaccines are provided at no cost to medical providers, but they can charge patients for the administration of the vaccine. If you are insured, your insurer will cover the cost of the administration fee for first, second and third doses, and booster doses. You should not be charged out-of-pocket costs or receive a bill from your provider for the COVID-19 vaccine. This is true if you have private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or if you do not have insurance.

If you do not have insurance, contact Spokane Regional Health District for information about upcoming vaccination clinics at 509.324.1611 or visit srhd.org/events.

Office Visit Fee

If you have insurance, seek clarification from your provider and your insurance company to see what is covered by your insurance plan before your appointment. In addition, ask your medical provider if they require an office visit to get the vaccine or if they administer the vaccine without scheduling an appointment with the provider.

See our FAQ for more information.

Timing with Other Vaccinations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated guidance on timing with other vaccines. COVID-19 vaccines can now be given without regard to timing of administration of other vaccines. People can now get the COVID-19 vaccine within 14 days of other vaccines, including on the same day. For example, you can get the influenza vaccine (your flu shot) at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine.

What to Bring

Be sure to check with the clinic to make sure you have everything you need. You may be asked to bring your photo ID (or proof of residence) and fill out a consent form. If you are receiving your second dose, you may be asked to bring proof of vaccination.

For Minors

Make sure to check with the clinic first regarding vaccination policies for children 5 – 15 years of age, including what is required in terms of documentation of a parent or legal guardian’s consent.

Expect to Wait 15 Minutes After Vaccination

After you receive your vaccination, the clinic will ask you to stay for 15-30 minutes to monitor for potential allergic reactions. See our FAQ for more information.

Schedule Your Next Dose

If you received your first dose of a two-dose vaccine, make sure to schedule your second dose before you leave. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses.*

*If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised, you may also be eligible for an additional dose of vaccine. See our FAQ and search for “third dose” or visit the CDC’s website to learn more. For more information, see How Many Doses Do I Need?

Find Out When to Get a Booster Dose

Booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been authorized for use by the FDA and recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for certain age groups.

Use the CDC’s Getting Your COVID-19 Booster tool to find out if and when you need a booster dose to be up-to-date on your vaccines, or see this Vaccination FAQ and search for “Do I need a booster dose?” for more information.

Fact sheet: How Many Doses Do I Need?

Keep Your Vaccination Card or Sign Up to Access Records Online

Keep your vaccination paper card. You may need it as proof of vaccination for your second dose if you are receiving a two-dose vaccine. It’s also good to keep on hand, just in case you need it in the future.

Find Your Vaccination Records

Learn how to find your digital vaccination records or maintain proof of vaccination here.

Sign Up for V-Safe

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive the COVID-19 vaccine. It is one of the ways that the CDC learns about what people experience after getting the vaccines. It can also remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one. Learn more

Staying Up to Date

You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second dose if you got a two-dose vaccine (like Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after your shot of a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). You are considered up to date on your vaccines after getting all booster doses recommended for you.

Learn more