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Who is eligible?

Everyone age 12 years and older is currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. At this time, COVID-19 vaccines are not authorized for children younger than 12 years old. Clinical trials are in process for young children.

COVID-19 vaccine options for teens

  • Johnson & Johnson: age 18 years and older
  • Moderna: age 18 years and older
  • Pfizer: age 12 years and older

When you schedule your appointment, make sure that they offer vaccine that has been authorized for your age group.

young girl receiving vaccination

What to bring to your vaccine appointment

  • Document to confirm age: state, tribe, or federal-issued identification, birth certificate, school ID or school or medical paperwork with name and date of birth can be used.

  • Wear short sleeves or loose-fitting sleeves that are easy to roll up so that you can get vaccinated in your upper arm.

  • Authorized adult consent: If you are younger than 18 years old, you may need consent from an authorized adult to get the vaccine. You can consent for yourself if you are emancipated, married to an adult, or the vaccine site determines you are a mature minor. Not all vaccine sites are able to make mature minor determinations.

  • Authorized adults who may consent for minors include:

    • Adult who has court permission to make health care decisions for you (legal guardian, custodian, out-of-home placement order)
    • Parent
    • Adult who has your parent's written permission to make health care decisions for you
    • Adult relative responsible for your health care
    • In some circumstances, a school nurse, school counselor, or homeless student liaison

    If an authorized adult will not attend the vaccine appointment with you, check with your vaccine provider about requirements for showing proof of authorized adult consent or legal emancipation.

Public Health – Seattle & King County COVID-19 Vaccine Minor Consent Form (PDF)

This form is used at Public Health – Seattle & King County vaccination sites, including the Auburn and Kent Vaccination Partnership Sites and Public Health clinics. If an authorized adult will not attend the vaccine appointment with you, this form can be used as written consent. Public Health staff can also accept verbal consent over the phone or a written note from an authorized adult. If your vaccine appointment is not at a Public Health site, check with your vaccine provider about requirements for showing proof of authorized adult consent or legal emancipation.

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