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We are working with Seattle Department of Health, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, and other community based organizations to ensure that Seattle BIPOC refugee and immigrant communities have priority access to vaccines. If you are 12 or older and are interested in getting a vaccine, you can do so by clicking the button below!
Unable to leave your home?
Public Health – Seattle & King County is implementing a new vaccination program for individuals in King County who are unable to leave their homes. Eligible adults include people age 16 and older who are unvaccinated, have an injury, developmental disability, or medical condition that makes it difficult to leave the home, and would require considerable and taxing effort to get vaccinated outside the home.
To schedule an appointment, call the King County COVID-19 Call Center at 206.477.3977 between 8am and 7pm, any day. Learn more about home vaccinations here.
How much does the vaccine cost?
The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States. Vaccination providers can be reimbursed for vaccine administration fees by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund. No one can be denied a vaccine if they are unable to pay a vaccine administration fee.
If I already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get the vaccine?
Yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That’s because experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible—although rare—that you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 again. The possibility of getting COVID-19 again is lowest in the months after initial infection. Learn more about why getting vaccinated is a safer way to build protection than getting infected.
If you were treated for COVID-19 symptoms with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
Experts are still learning more about natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity. For example, we won’t know how long immunity produced by vaccination lasts until we have more data on how the vaccines work in real-world conditions. CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.
What are the common side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
After getting vaccinated, you may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. The most common side effects are pain and swelling in the arm where you received the shot. In addition, you may have fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.