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Getting vaccinated in King County

Getting vaccinated in King County

September 12, 2023: Updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the newer variants and potentially serious COVID-19 illness this fall and winter.

Supply is limited while vaccine is being shipped. Check with your pharmacy, healthcare provider, or visit to search for appointments. Starting October 3, we will offer vaccinations at our Public Health Center in Kent. Appointment scheduling will open soon.

Back to School Clinics offer no cost COVID-19 vaccines and all required K-12 school vaccines for eligible kids. No insurance or proof of immigration status is needed. Find more information at

For questions about COVID-19, please call the Washington State Department of Health at 1‑800‑525‑0127.

Check back for upcoming events. In the meantime, visit for a list of upcoming school-based health clinics that offer vaccine for children.

Find COVID-19 vaccine near you

Option 1: Call your pharmacy, doctor's office, or health care provider to see if they have open vaccination appointments.

Option 2: Visit 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: School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) offer free vaccinations for students at many schools including COVID-19, flu, and required childhood vaccines. For information and to find a SBHC, visit

Option 4: 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.

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine

Cost of vaccine

Most insurance will cover the cost of COVID vaccine, including Medicare and Medicaid/CHIP (“Apple Health”). Remember to bring your insurance card or information to your appointment!

Uninsured and underinsured adults can get COVID vaccine at no cost from:

  • CVS, Walgreens, and some independent pharmacies
  • Community Health Centers and the Public Health Kent Vaccine Center (opening October 3)
  • Check for locations offering free “Bridge Access” vaccines

Children under age 19 years can get COVID vaccine at no cost from:

Additional resources

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.

Drive through vaccination site

What to bring and how to get there

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.

How to get there:

If you live in King County and need transportation to your vaccine appointment, there are multiple options:

  • Bus Services: King County Metro offers many transportation options to vaccination appointments, including bus transit, Access paratransit, and Community Van shuttles. Learn more about transit options from King County Metro, use Metro's TripPlanner, or call 206-553-3000.
  • Ride United Transportation Access: Call 2-1-1 to check eligibility and schedule rides. Offers free Lyft rides to eligible clients in King County (up to 6 rides in 2023, costing up to $22 each way). View more information about United Transportation Access.
  • Hopelink Medicaid: for people with Medicaid or an Apple Health card. Call 800-923-7433 to check eligibility.
  • Metro Access services for older adults and people with disabilities: Call 206-205-5000 to check eligibility. Enrollment may take up to 21 days.

Additional resources

Flyers, videos, and resources

Visit our Community materials page to find flyers, videos, and resources about COVID-19 in several languages.

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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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