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As of November 3, 2021, children ages 5-11 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. However, the Local Health Order for verification of vaccination continues to apply to people ages 12 and older in King County.

People ages 12 and older are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter certain indoor and outdoor events and establishments in King County.

This requirement will help to protect customers and workers, protect our health care system (read a statement of support from the healthcare community), and prevent business closures as the Delta variant continues to spread in King County. You can read this Public Health Insider blog post for more information, and view the Local Health Order.

Keep Each Other Safe (PDF): Establishments and events included in this order are required to display the signage below at all public entrances. Also available in other languages.

Keep each other safe poster (8.5x11)

How to Verify Vaccination (PDF): Post this sign in a place where staff can see it to show how to verify vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Also available in other languages.

How to verify vaccine status (8.5x11)

Locations requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test

Restaurants and Bars

Includes indoor dining. This does not apply to outdoor dining, take-out customers, and places that aren't primarily used as indoor dining locations, such as grocery stores. The order gives the option for a longer preparation period for smaller restaurants and bars with a seating capacity of 12 or less, with an implementation date of December 6.

Indoor recreational events or establishments

Such as professional and collegiate sports, performing arts and live music venues, movie theaters, gyms, conferences, and conventions

Outdoor events with 500 people or more

Such as professional and collegiate sports and entertainment events.

What can be used as proof of vaccination?

  • A CDC vaccine card or photo of vaccine card.
  • Documented proof of vaccination from medical record or vaccine provider.
  • Proof of vaccination from another state or county.
  • Printed certificate or digital record from or other apps.
  • QR Code or digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record from WA Verify

You do not need to show identification with proof of vaccination.

Options for people who are unvaccinated or unable to prove vaccine status

People who are unvaccinated or cannot prove vaccination status will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a testing provider in the last 72 hours.

For COVID-19 testing locations and resources, visit

Establishments will be responsible for checking vaccination proof or negative test status. Public Health will be working with partners to provide technical support and educational materials to businesses and organizations implementing the order.

What is MyIR Mobile?

MyIR Mobile is an internet-based service that gives people access to their official Washington state vaccination records. You can set up an account at

MyIR Mobile is currently available in English only. For language assistance, or additional help getting your records, call the Washington State Vaccine Helpline at 833-829-4357 or email

Equitable implementation and reasonable accommodation

Employers, their employees, and volunteers, must implement this Order equitably and may not discriminate based on an individual's race, national origin, religion, or age. Businesses and venues should provide reasonable accommodation for those who are unable to provide proof of vaccination due to a disability.

King County and Public Health developed the vaccine verification policy in consultation with Public Health's Pandemic and Racism Community Advisory Group, cities, small businesses, chambers of commerce, labor unions, trade associations, sports teams, venues, community groups, faith-based leaders throughout the county to create a policy that aims to be workable, fair, and equitable for businesses and residents.


Vaccine Verification — What to Expect.

Captions available in English, العربية (Arabic), 简体字 (Chinese, Sim.), 繁體字 (Chinese, Trad.), 한국어 (Korean), Русский (Russian), and Español (Spanish).

View a text-only transcript and description of the “Vaccine Verification – What to Expect?” video.


Infographic detailing the Local Health Officer Order on vaccine verification:

Summary of the Local Health Order on vaccine verification:

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