COVID-19 Vaccine Information For Providers

Vaccinate people who are 6 months or older.

For details, see:

Immunocompromised people’s primary series may include a third dose.

For details, see CDC’s interim clinical considerations.

Pfizer Moderna Novavax
Authorized for people 6 months or older. Fully licensed as Comirnaty for people 12 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

CDC recommends:

  • An updated Pfizer and Moderna booster for those 6 months and older that completed their primary series, if it’s been at least 2 months since their last COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Novavax booster is available to people 18 years or older that completed a primary series 6 months ago and have not gotten any other booster dose.

For details, see CDC’s booster page.

When does a person need their next dose?

View CDC’s Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines.

Want to administer COVID-19 vaccine? Enroll now.

Visit DOH COVID-19 Vaccination Program Enrollment for instructions.

To request a COVID-19 clinical immunization safety assessment (CISA) consultation, follow CDC’s directions.

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.

Learn more about carrying PfizerModerna and Novavax vaccines.

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.

Don’t have COVID-19 vaccine?
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

Address misinformation

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.

Learn how to use WAIIS’s vaccine 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:

Additional resources

Have other COVID-19 vaccine questions?

  • For urgent issues, call (253) 649-1412.
  • For non-urgent issues, call (253) 649-1413 and leave a message.
    • Includes reporting notifiable conditions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Leave the patient’s name, date of birth and disease.