COVID-19 Vaccine Information For Providers

Vaccinate people who are 6 months or older.

For details, see:

In April 2023, following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory action, CDC simplified COVID-19 vaccine recommendations. The changes allow people at higher risk to get added protection from additional COVID-19 vaccine doses.

For details, see CDC’s interim clinical considerations.

Bivalent vaccine authorized for people 6 months or older.

Monovalent vaccine no longer authorized.

Bivalent vaccine authorized for people 6 months or older.

Monovalent vaccine no longer authorized.

Monovalent vaccine authorized for people 12 years or older. Two dose primary series.

Want to administer COVID-19 vaccine?

Currently, COVID-19 vaccines are provided by the federal government. Visit DOH COVID-19 Vaccination Program Enrollment for instructions.

The federal government announced that COVID-19 vaccine will transition to the commercial marketplace–likely in Fall 2023.

  • COVID-19 vaccine will be available through the Childhood Vaccine Program for people 0-18 years. Learn more about enrolling in the program.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced their Bridge Access Program to ensure access to vaccines and treatments for uninsured adults.

To request a COVID-19 clinical immunization safety assessment (CISA) consultation, follow CDC’s directions.

Learn about COVID-19 vaccine management at DOH.

It’s easier than ever to carry COVID-19 vaccine.

You don’t need an ultracold freezer. You can order as few doses as you like. Most waste prevention rules are removed or relaxed.

The DOH COVID-19 vaccine provider toolkit contains print and digital materials in several languages.

Don’t have COVID-19 vaccine? Connect people to vaccine.

Find nearby vaccine providers with DOH’s vaccine locator.

Does a person lack internet access or skills?

They can call:

  • Us at Call (360) 678-7888, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
  • DOH at (800) 525-0127, then press #.

Promote COVID-19 vaccine.

Provide the facts

Talk with parents and caregivers

Address misinformation

Help people find their vaccine record.

People with mobile devices can access their vaccine record by QR code at Tools and guides: Stop the spread of misinformation.

Those who prefer another language or lack internet access or skills can call DOH at (800) 525-0127. Find more info at WA Verify FAQ.

If these options don’t work, give people a Washington Immunization Information System (WAIIS) or electronic health record printout.

Have excess vaccine? Advertise it on the marketplace.

Learn how to use WAIIS’s vaccine marketplace.

  • Advertise extra doses close to expiration so other providers can use it.
  • Check for extra doses before placing your weekly vaccine order.

Addressing vaccine safety

Report after-vaccine adverse events to CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

CDC discontinued enrollment in v-safe for COVID-19 vaccines on May 19, 2023. Patients can report any adverse events using VAERS.

Learn more from CDC:

Additional resources

Have other COVID-19 vaccine questions?

Call Island County Public Health

  • Main line: (360) 678-7888, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • After Hours Communicable Disease Report Line: (360) 914-0837 or Washington State Department of Health: (206) 418-5500
  • (360) 678-2301  COVID-19 line, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.