How to make sure you are fully vaccinated by October 18

All King County Executive branch employees must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, 2021. Oct. 4 is the last opportunity to get vaccinated to meet the Oct. 18 deadline.

To meet this requirement, employees must:

Make sure you know when you need to start your vaccine schedule in order to meet the Oct. 18 requirement:

  • If you opt for the Moderna vaccine, you need to get your first dose no later than Sept. 6, 2021.
  • If you opt for the Pfizer vaccine, you need to get your first dose no later than Sept. 13, 2021.
  • If you choose the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination, you will need to get the vaccine by Oct. 4, 2021.
VaccineSeries Dose RequirementFirst dose no later thanSecond dose no later thanCompleted seriesFully vaccinated
Pfizer2 doses, 21 days apart09/13/2110/04/2110/04/2110/18/21
Moderna2 doses, 28 days apart09/06/2110/04/2110/04/2110/18/21
Johnson & JohnsonSingle dose10/04/21N/A10/04/2110/18/21

If you haven’t already been vaccinated, you can find out where to get your vaccine and find answers to your questions at www.kingcounty.gov/vaccine.

Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

Employees should work with their agency’s human resources staff to assess whether they are eligible for a reasonable accommodation due to a medical disability or for religious reasons. Absent unforeseen events, employees must request an accommodation by Sept. 17, 2021.

The county may not be able accommodate all requests. Examples of an undue burden for the purpose of accommodating a sincerely held religious belief include if the accommodation is costly, infringes on other employees’ job rights or benefits, compromises workplace safety, decreases workplace efficiency, or requires other employees to do more than their share of potentially hazardous or burdensome work.

This policy applies to all employees in the Executive Branch, that is, employees who report to the Assessor, Elections Director, the County Executive, and the Sheriff. This includes telecommuting employees, those who previously had COVID-19, and temporary employees.