Need your first, second, or Pfizer booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?
Beginning Oct. 23, Swedish and other partners are working with the City of Seattle to offer free and accessible COVID-19 vaccinations in downtown Seattle at Amazon.
Swedish and the City are resuming vaccination efforts to ensure equitable access to three key groups:
- Unvaccinated community members, who face the greatest risk of hospitalization and death
- Booster - eligible community members who received Pfizer
- Kids ages 5-11
Update on pediatric COVID-19 vaccines: Your child’s health and safety are of utmost importance to us, and we are eager to receive the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. At this time, Swedish has limited pediatric vaccine availability. We are working with the Washington State Department of Health to order more vaccine and we encourage you to check back soon for more info. You can find vaccination appointments at Washington Department of Health’s Vaccine Locator, visit your local pharmacy or check with your child’s local school district.
If you are unable to schedule an appointment with us, we encourage you to visit our partnership with the City of Seattle at Amazon at www.seattle.gov/vaccine. Swedish and other partners are working with the City of Seattle to offer free and accessible COVID-19 vaccinations in downtown Seattle at Amazon. Beginning Sat., Nov. 6, this mass vaccination clinic will begin to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.
Jan. 5, 2022 update: The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to expand eligibility for booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children and adolescents, 12 to15 years of age. The CDC also now recommends that adolescents 12 to 17 years old should receive booster shots 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
March 29, 2022, update: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the Emergency Use Authorizations for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to include a second booster dose for people 50 years of age or older and certain immunocompromised individuals. For immunocompromised individuals, Moderna is available for those 18 years of age and older, Pfizer is available for those 12 years and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it would update its vaccine guidance to reflect the FDA’s decision.
Insurance and ID are not required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at any City site. If you’re receiving a second or booster dose, proof of vaccination is recommended, but not required.
Visit www.seattle.gov/vaccine for more information on locations, hours of operation, and eligibility and help spread the word to your friends and family. View the Swedish blog to learn more and stay updated.
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