Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine booster?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends booster doses of Pfizer vaccine for people who have completed two doses of Pfizer at least six months ago and are:
- 65 years or older
- Residents in long-term care facilities
- 50-64 years old who are at high-risk because of underlying medical conditions
The following people may also receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least six months after receiving two doses of Pfizer vaccine based on their individual benefits and risks:
- 18-49 years old who are at high-risk because of underlying medical conditions
- 18-64 years old in occupational or institutional settings that put them at high risk for COVID-19, such as first responders, healthcare workers, education staff, corrections workers, and public transit workers.
If you fall into any of these groups, please consider getting a booster shot. Pfizer booster shots are widely available at health care clinics and pharmacies across the region, and at King County’s comprehensive network of reopened and expanded partnership vaccination locations include sites in Auburn, Kent (two locations), Federal Way, Renton (three locations), Capitol Hill, Montlake, Harborview, Downtown Seattle, Northwest Hospital, Shoreline, Redmond, Bellevue, Eastgate, and Snoqualmie.
All COVID-19 vaccinations are free of charge and all King County vaccination partnership sites are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible and open to the public.
You can find out where to get vaccinations and find answers to your questions at www.kingcounty.gov/vaccine.