School and Childcare Employees
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On March 2, 2021, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) added educators and school staff for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, and childcare workers to Washington’s Phase 1B-1. Individuals in these groups are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination under the current phase. See the following for vaccination location options for school staff and childcare workers.

Who is Eligible?

For a detailed summary of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for school and childcare employees and workers during Phase 1B, Tier 2 and future tiers, please refer to the Washington State COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Guidance Summary. Once you have determined your eligibility, use the Washington State Vaccine Locator to find a clinic or pharmacy offering COVID-19 vaccines and schedule an appointment.

Contact Your Provider

If you are currently eligible to receive your COVID-19 vaccine and you have a primary care provider, we recommend that you contact them to see if you can schedule your vaccine at their clinic. If you do not have a primary provider, see additional options below.

Get Ready COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for School Employees

Kaiser Permanente and OSPI Partnership

Kaiser Permanente and the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) are making vaccines available to school employees through the “Get Ready” partnership. Vaccines are available to Washington educators and school staff at Kaiser Permanente medical facilities.

Federal Pharmacy Program

The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination was established by the federal government in partnership with the states, territories and national pharmacy partners and independent pharmacy networks to provide more access to COVID-19 vaccination throughout the United States. Select retail pharmacies nationwide are receiving limited COVID-19 vaccine supplies directly from the federal government. During the month of March, these supplies will be prioritized for school staff and childcare workers, with over 9,000 pharmacy locations participating. Learn more.

Vaccine Locator

Visit DOH’s Vaccine Locator for the most up-to-date listing of pharmacies and clinics offering COVID-19 vaccines throughout Washington state.