COVID-19 vaccinations are under way in Washington

Mon, 01/25/2021

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began in December. The vaccines are being distributed in Washington according to the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) framework for allocation and prioritization. We have moved from Phase 1a—distribution to residents of long-term care facilities and health care personnel—to Phase 1B Tier 1. During this phase, the vaccine is available to anyone age 65 and older, and anyone age 50 and older who also lives in a multigenerational household. View a chart of all phases.

Is there a way to see if I’m eligible?

Yes. DOH just launched their Vaccine Phase Finder. This tool takes you through a series of questions to determine if you are eligible now. If you are, the tool will share a list of vaccine providers in your area. If you are not, you may share your contact information with DOH and they will contact you when your eligibility changes.

Will I have to pay for the vaccine?

No. There is no cost to individuals who receive the vaccine.

Do I have to use a network provider?

No. You may receive the vaccine from any health care facility that is offering the vaccine. Use the Vaccine Phase Finder to find vaccine providers near you or speak to your doctor.

As more vaccines become available, eligibility will expand. Learn more about the vaccine and who gets the vaccine and when on the DOH website.