How, why, and when to get a COVID-19 vaccine for King County employees
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine helps protect yourself and your family, friends, and co-workers, especially those who may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
All Washington residents age 16 and over are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. You are encouraged to look for open appointments across all current options available to you and get vaccinated as soon as you can.
Use the resources on this page to understand how and where to make an appointment, and get answers to your questions about the vaccine. You’ll always find the latest vaccine information at kingcounty.gov/vaccine.
Vaccine information for King County employees
You are encouraged to look for open appointments across all current options available to you, and get vaccinated as soon as you can.
- Go to vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov to search for COVID-19 vaccine appointments near you by zip code.
- WA COVID Vaccine Finder covidwa.com is a volunteer-driven effort to help Washingtonians find appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine
- Call your doctor’s office or health care provider to see if they have available vaccination appointments.
- Whether you’re a Kaiser Permanente member or not, King County employees can follow these steps to get a COVID-19 vaccine with Kaiser Permanente.
- For language interpretation, call the Washington state COVID-19 Assistance Hotline: Dial 1-800-525-0127 or 1-888-856-5816, then press #. Available Monday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Tuesday to Sunday and observed state holidays 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. For language interpretation, state your preferred language when you are connected. Phone support is also available from the Public Health COVID-19 Call Center at 206-477-3977, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- If you live in South or East King County, check out additional options at kingcounty.gov/vaccine for the Kent, Auburn, and Redmond vaccination partnership sites.
- Sign up for the City of Seattle’s vaccination appointment notification list to be notified when appointments become available at any of the four city-affiliated vaccination clinics. You can also call 206-684-2489 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday through Saturday for sign-up assistance. The sites are Lumen Field Event Center (330 South Royal Brougham Way), North Seattle College Community Vaccination Hub (9600 College Way North), Rainier Beach Community Vaccination Hub, 8702 Seward Park Ave. S., and West Seattle Community Vaccination Hub (2801 S.W. Thistle St).
King County employees should not have to pay anything for a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of where they get it. If you are covered under a King County employee health plan, you may be asked to provide your Regence BlueShield, CVS, or Kaiser Permanente insurance card.
Getting vaccinated is an eligible use of sick leave. You may also be able to take Paid Administrative Leave with manager approval.
If you have side effects after receiving a vaccine, you can take sick leave and may also be able to take Paid Administrative Leave with manager approval.
We have a variety of leaves to support you during COVID-19:
It’s OK to have questions and concerns about vaccines. We want you to have the best information from trusted experts to help you make the decision you believe is best for you and your family.
The COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19. These vaccines have been studied in clinical trials with large and diverse groups of people, of various ages, races, and ethnicities.
- Is it True? COVID-19 fact checking, FAQs, and other resources at: kingcounty.gov/covid/vaccine
- You’ll find flyers, videos, and other resources about COVID-19 vaccination translated into many languages at Public Health’s Community Vaccination Resources page. Use these tools to help encourage people in your community to get vaccinated!
- Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and the science behind them: www.preventcovidwa.org
- Complete guidance on COVID-19 virus and vaccines: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus