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All Washington residents age 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine on April 15


All Washington residents age 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine on April 15

On Wednesday, March 31, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all Washington residents 16 years and older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 15. 

How do I know when I'm eligible? 

Go to the Washington Department of Health’s vaccine locator, Vaccinate WA.  On the website, people are able to see if they fall into an eligible group, and can find providers with available vaccine appointments in their area. 

The state has closed down its PhaseFinder website and people are no longer required to show an eligibility confirmation when they check-in for a vaccination appointment. This is intended to speed up the vaccination process and reduce barriers for those who wish to get vaccinated. The Department of Health said it sees the importance of getting as many vulnerable community members vaccinated as possible before vaccine eligibility expands to everyone 16 years and older on April 15. 

How do I find a vaccine appointment when I am eligible?  

SHA is actively working with public health officials, the City of Seattle, area medical providers and others to host vaccination clinics at SHA locations and you will be notified if one is scheduled for your community. However, do not wait. If you are able to get the vaccine elsewhere, sign up for an appointment as soon as you can.  

  • You can sign up on the City of Seattle COVID-19 Vaccination Notification List to get an appointment at Lumen Field or the City of Seattle high-volume vaccine clinics in Rainier Beach or West Seattle. They are free and open to the public. For help signing up or language assistance, call 206.684.2489.  
  • You can sign up for the high-volume vaccine clinics at the Amazon Center on 7th Avenue downtown on the Virginia Mason appointment list.  
  • The WA Vaccine Finder can help you find appointments in pharmacies like Safeway and CVS and in other clinics based on your preferred location. 
  •  The Washington State Department of Health offers maps and links on their Vaccine Locations webpage. 
  •, is a Facebook group dedicated to helping qualified individuals sign up for appointments. They can also be reached by phone at 425.780.5785.

How do I know the vaccine is safe?  

Misinformation and myths about the approved COVID-19 vaccines are circulating that could cause undue concern. Take the time to get factual scientific information about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. Visit the Centers for Disease Control website on vaccine safety or the vaccine FAQ on the Public Health – Seattle & King County website.