Updated Dec. 22, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccines are Recommended for All Washingtonians Ages 6 Months and Older

Everyone 6 months 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

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

Only the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are authorized for use in individuals ages 6 months to 17 years. Novavax vaccines are authorized for use in individuals ages 12 to 17 years. In addition, Novavax is available only to those people who have never received a COVID-19 vaccine. Keep this in mind when scheduling vaccination appointments.

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Please Note
  • The mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) are preferred over Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in most circumstances. Learn more
  • The Novavax vaccine is not currently authorized for use as a booster dose for anyone.

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


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, 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.

Know How Many Doses You Need to Stay Up to Date

In most cases, you will need to get two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Novavax vaccines to complete your primary vaccine series, followed by any booster doses recommended for you. You may be able to receive a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but in most circumstances, an mRNA vaccine is preferred. For more information about this as well as getting your primary series and booster doses, see How Many Doses Do I Need?

Or, see the fact sheet: How Many Doses Do I Need?

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, Moderna and Novavax vaccines require two doses.

Find Out When to Get a Booster Dose

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 “How Many Doses Do I Need?” for an overview of COVID-19 vaccine doses and timing.

Or, see the 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.

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