COVID-19 Vaccine Information For Providers

Vaccinate people who are 6 months or older.

For details, see:

Immunocompromised people’s primary series includes a third dose.

For details, see CDC’s interim clinical considerations.

PfizerModernaJohnson & Johnson
Authorized for people 6 months or older.
Fully licensed as Comirnaty for people 16 years or older.

Emergency user authorization (EUA)
Standing order.
Fully licensed as Spikevax for people 18 years or older. Authorized under EUA for people ages 6  months to 17 years.

EUA
Standing order
Authorized for people 18 years or older. CDC recommends people receive mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) unless contraindicated.

EUA
Standing order

People 5 years or older need at least 1 booster dose.

CDC recommends:

  • A booster dose for all vaccinated people 5 years or older.
  • An additional booster dose for people:
    • 50 years or older.
    • 12 years or older with a compromised immune system.
    • Who got Johnson & Johnson vaccine for their primary series and first booster.

For details, see CDC’s booster page.

A person’s booster dose can be any vaccine they are eligible to get, no matter which vaccine they got in their primary series. However, CDC recommends people’s booster dose be mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) unless contraindicated.

When does a person need their next dose? 

View CDC’s At-A-Glance COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule.

Want to administer COVID-19 vaccine? Enroll now.

Complete the provider inquiry form. Use the enrollment guide to help you through the process.

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 Johnson & Johnson 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.

Find:

Does a person lack internet access or skills?

They can call:

  • Us at (253) 649-1412.
  • DOH at (800) 525-0127, then press #.

Promote COVID-19 vaccine.

Check out RxVax, where we give you the tools and support you need to inspire people to get 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?

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.

Don’t have COVID-19 vaccine? Connect your patients to vaccine.

Direct patients to DOH’s Vaccine Locator tool to find vaccine providers nearby.

Refer patients who do not have internet access or need help navigating resources to:

  • Health Department information (253) 649-1412.
  • DOH COVID-19 assistance hotline at (800) 525-0127, then press #.

Help people find their vaccine record.

  • Refer to WA Verify if they have a mobile device to access a QR code of their vaccination record.
  • Refer to the DOH call center at (800) 525-0127 if they prefer a different language or don’t have internet access or skills.
  • Supply them with a WA IIS or electronic health record printout if other options don’t work.

Want to administer COVID-19 vaccine? Enroll now.

Complete the provider inquiry form. Use the COVID-19 Provider Enrollment Guide to help you through the process.

To request a COVID-19 Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA) consultation, follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) directions.

Have excess vaccine? Use our vaccine marketplace.

  • System to help ensure providers use extra doses of vaccine.
  • Located in WA Immunization Information System (IIS).
  • Advertise extra doses close to expiration that you can’t use, so other providers can.
  • Check before placing weekly vaccine orders.
  • Step by step instructions on how to access and use the advertisement system.

Helpful resources for offices administering vaccine

Additional information for providers

CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Training Module offers a general overview of immunization best practices for healthcare providers.

The DOH COVID-19 vaccine provider toolkit has many helpful resources.

Washington State Department of Health Standing Orders for Administering Vaccine (updated 01/10/22).

Keep your patients informed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine planning, development and safety standards from DOH and CDC.

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