November 15, 2023: Now is a good time to get the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine
Updated COVID-19 vaccine is more readily available at many pharmacies and healthcare providers. Adults and children over age 6 months should get the updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the newer variants and potentially serious COVID-19 illness this fall and winter.
Check with your pharmacy, healthcare provider, or visit Vaccines.gov to search for appointments. Drop-in vaccinations and appointments are available at our Public Health Center in Kent. See Option 3 under "Find a COVID-19 near you" for more details.
Find COVID-19 vaccine near you
Option 1: Check for appointments with your pharmacy, doctor's office, or health care provider. Some pharmacies are only scheduling online.
Option 2: Visit Vaccines.gov to find appointments near you. This website will allow users to search for locations that offer "Bridge Access Program" vaccines for uninsured and underinsured people.
Option 3: Kent COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic offers updated COVID-19 vaccine for adults and children aged 6 months and older.
Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 23 and 24.
- NO COST if you don't have insurance or if your insurance does not fully cover the cost.
- Most insurance pays for the entire cost. If you have insurance, you are required to bring your insurance information. NOTE: Kaiser will not reimburse for vaccination at this site since it is out of network.
- FREE flu shot when you get a COVID-19 shot.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm for lunch).
Park and Vax on Wednesdays. If you need to be vaccinated in your car, call 206-477-6950 to schedule a Park and Vax appointment.
Please note: Vaccine supply is limited. We can only do a small number of drop-in vaccinations. Please make an appointment if possible.
Option 4: Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccines
Updated vaccines are available for everyone aged 6 months and older. Appointments required. ID and proof of vaccines, or vaccination cards, are required for all boosters.
The COVID Barn is open 8 am to 5 pm Wednesday and Friday, closed for lunch from 12:15 pm to 1 pm. The Barn is also closed on major holidays.
For more information, and to schedule appointments, go to: snoqualmiehospital.org/covid-19.
Option 5: School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) offer free COVID vaccines, flu shots, and other required childhood immunizations for students. Find a list of SBHCs and get more information at kingcounty.gov/immunization/SBHC.
Option 6: In-home vaccination is available for people 6 months of age and older who are eligible for a vaccine AND have an injury, developmental disability, medical condition, or mental health condition that makes it difficult to leave the home.
To request an appointment: Call 206-848-0243, weekdays, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Say your preferred language when connected. You will be asked a few questions to confirm you are eligible for in-home vaccination. When scheduling, please note how many people in your home would like to get vaccinated.
View our In-home COVID-19 vaccination and boosters FAQ flyer in our Community Materials flyers section.
What to bring
You will need to bring:
- Identification with date of birth: state, tribe, or federal-issued ID. A billing or bank statement with your name and address can also be used.
- Health insurance card. Let your provider know if you do not have insurance. Some clinics and pharmacies can provide COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.
- 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. 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.
- Your CDC vaccination card if you are getting a second dose or booster dose. The record of your new dose will be added to the card. If you do not have your card, check ahead with your vaccination site.
COVID-19 vaccine options
- Everyone age 6 months and older is currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots. You can get vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax.
- Note: Vaccination providers may not have every brand available.
Vaccines for immunocompromised people
CDC recommends that anyone ages 6 months 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.
Cost of vaccine
Most insurance will cover the entire cost of COVID-19 vaccine, including Medicare and Medicaid/CHIP (“Apple Health”). Anyone with insurance is required to provide your insurance information to the vaccine provider. (This is a change since the public health emergency declaration ended.) Please bring your insurance information to your appointment.
Uninsured and underinsured adults can get COVID-19 vaccine at no cost from:
- CVS, Walgreens, and some independent pharmacies
- Community Health Centers
- Public Health Kent COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
- Check Vaccines.gov for locations offering no cost "Bridge Access" vaccine appointments
Children aged 18 and younger can get COVID-19 vaccine at no cost from:
Flyers, videos, and resources
Visit our Community materials page to find flyers, videos, and resources about COVID-19 in several languages.
Frequently asked questions
Find information about COVID-19 vaccine in over 40 languages from the Washington State Department of Health. They also have FAQs for parents and guardians about COVID-19 vaccine for children. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s website has detailed information about myocarditis and other topics.