COVID-19 Vaccines

Washington expanded vaccine eligibility on March 31 to tiers 3 and 4 of Phase 1B, which include people 16 years or older with two or more underlying conditions, everyone age 60 and older and people in various congregate settings (details below). On March 31, Gov. Inslee announced that all Washingtonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, starting April 15. 

As of March 31, people who want a vaccine should check the state Department of Health’s prioritization guidance to see when they are eligible to get vaccinated. The Department of Health has a vaccine locator page, which lists pharmacies and other locations that provide vaccines. Phasefinder has been phased out.

To make getting vaccines on the Eastside easier, King County worked with EvergreenHealth, Overlake Medical Center and Microsoft to establish a community vaccination center at Microsoft in Redmond. The Microsoft location is on the state vaccine locator page.

Bellevue Fire Department mobile teams are administering vaccines to adult family homes in Bellevue and residents who cannot travel to a vaccine site due to their condition or because their physician has advised them not to travel. If you are eligible for a vaccine, but are homebound, or you know someone who is, please contact the Fire Department (vaccine@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-2026). Please reach out on weekdays, between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

As of March 31, the people in Washington eligible for the vaccine include all those in Phase 1A and those in tiers 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Phase 1B. 

  • Phase 1A: high-risk workers in hospitals and long-term care facilities; firefighter/medics; long-term care facility residents and staff; patient-facing staff in doctor/dental offices
  • Phase 1B: people of all ages with medical conditions that put them at significant risk; police (in regular contact with the public); older adults in group homes; anyone over age 65; people over 50 who live in a multigenerational household (tiers and other details)
    • Tier 1: schoolteachers; child-care workers
    • Tier 2: high-risk, critical workers in certain congregate settings; people age 16 and older who are pregnant or have a disability that puts them at higher risk
    • Tier 3: people 16 years or older with two or more co-morbidities/underlying conditions; all people 60 years and older; people, staff and volunteers in correctional facilities, group homes for people with disabilities and settings where people experiencing homelessness live or access services
    • Tier 4: high-risk, critical workers in restaurants, food services, construction and manufacturing
  • Phase 2: critical workers in essential industries, people of all ages with medical conditions that put them at moderate risk, people and staff in homeless shelters, prisons, group homes for people with disabilities, older adults not in phase 1.
  • Phase 3: young adults, children, other workers in important industries.
  • Phase 4: everyone else
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