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Updated (bivalent) booster vaccines are now available. The updated booster shots will target Omicron variants that are spreading and also the original strain of the COVID virus.

CDC recommends one updated (bivalent) booster dose for everyone aged 6 months and older if it has been at least 2 months since their last dose.

Visit Getting vaccinated in King County for vaccine locations and appointments.

Flyer (PDF): Updated COVID-19 boosters

COVID-19 vaccine is free and no insurance required. Everyone age 6 months and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC recommends the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines over J&J for both initial and booster vaccinations. Learn more about vaccination for youth at

No appointment needed: most pharmacies, clinics, and Public Health centers now offer drop-in COVID-19 vaccination. Enter your zip code in Washington's Vaccine Locator tool or check our Getting Vaccinated page to find a vaccination site near you.

  How can I get the COVID-19 vaccine in King County?

COVID-19 vaccine options

Everyone age 6 months and older is currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots.

Learn more about eligibility and getting vaccinated in King County.

Compare vaccine types: Snapshot of the COVID-19 Vaccines (WA Dept. of Health, PDF). View this document in other languages:

Everyone age 6 months and older should get a booster dose

Current guidance on who can get a booster dose, when to get it, and which type to get:

Vaccines for immunocompromised people

CDC recommends that anyone ages 5 and older who have moderately or severely weakened immune systems (immunocompromised) get a third dose of vaccine. The third shot is part of their initial vaccine series, not a booster.

Immune compromised children and adults should also get booster doses when eligible.

Visit Getting vaccinated in King County for vaccine locations and appointments.

Cost of vaccine

There is no cost to you for the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of immigration or health insurance status. The vaccine will be covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance, and the cost of the vaccine will be covered for people who are uninsured.

COVID-19 vaccination providers cannot:

  • Charge you for the vaccine.
  • Charge you directly for any administration fees, copays, or coinsurance.
  • Deny vaccination to anyone who does not have health insurance coverage, is underinsured, or is out of network.
  • Charge an office visit or other fee to the recipient if the only service provided is a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Require additional services in order for a person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine; however, additional healthcare services can be provided at the same time and billed as appropriate.

COVID-19 vaccination providers can:

  • Seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (example: private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. However, providers cannot charge the vaccine recipient the balance of the bill.
Vaccine progress and strategy

Our aim in King County is to efficiently and equitably vaccinate as many eligible King County residents as possible in order to suppress the spread of COVID-19 and minimize the impact of the pandemic on our community.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law, Public Health – Seattle & King County does not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of an individual’s protected class, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, and marital status. If you have a complaint and wish to file a grievance, or have a question about possible discrimination, please contact the King County Civil Rights Program at; 206-263-2446; TTY Relay 7-1-1; or 401 5th Ave, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104.

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