April 12, 2021
Use of the J&J vaccine has been paused as the CDC reviews reports of a rare, severe type of blood clot in six people who have received the vaccine in the U.S. Nearly 7 million people in the U.S. have received the J&J vaccine to date.
If you have an upcoming J&J vaccine appointment, it may be rescheduled or you may be offered a different vaccine. Contact your provider for information. All appointments at Public Health's Auburn and Kent clinics remain scheduled. Auburn will use Moderna, Kent will use Pfizer.
If you received the J&J vaccine more than a month ago, any risk is very low. If you received it within the last three weeks your risk of a blood clot is still very low. However, if you develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath, contact your healthcare provider or go to urgent care or an Emergency Room.
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will continue to be used and are not affected by the CDC review. Safety is the highest priority for all COVID-19 vaccines. We will continue to provide updates as we learn more.
How to get Vaccinated
Vaccination is available for eligible individuals regardless of insurance, citizenship, or immigration status. You will not be billed or charged for vaccination. The vaccine will be covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance, and the cost of vaccination will be covered for people who are uninsured.
Schedule an Appointment
Vaccine supplies and appointments are currently limited. There may be delays in scheduling due to high demand. Getting appointments will be easier as providers receive more doses and high-volume vaccine sites open.
Option 1 Call your doctor's office or health care provider to see if they have available vaccination appointments.
Option 2 Use Washington State's Vaccine Locator – Vaccinate WA: COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
Option 3 King County Vaccination Partnership Sites. All King County sites are ADA accessible and have language and ASL interpretation available. Click here for interactive pdf.
Option 4 Schedule by phone.
If you need language interpretation or other assistance: Call the Washington State COVID-19 Assistance Hotline: Dial 1-800-525-0127 or 1-888-856-5816, then press #. Available Monday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday, and observed state holidays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. For language interpretation, state your preferred language when you are connected.
Phone support is also available from the Public Health COVID-19 Call Center at 206-477-3977, 8am-7pm. Interpretation is available over the phone.
Option 5 For K-12 school employees: The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has information for how K – 12 school employees (teachers and staff) can schedule vaccine appointments.
Option 6 For Veterans: Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound is offering vaccines to veterans at its clinics in Silverlake, Seattle, American Lake and Mount Vernon. All ages are eligible and appointments are required (no walk-in vaccines). For more information, call 206-716-5716 for COVID information or visit www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine.
Option 7 WA COVID Vaccine Finder: WA COVID Vaccine Finder is a volunteer-based tool to search for open appointments: CovidWA.com. Please note that this tool is not directly managed by Public Health and current information may not reflect the latest Public Health updates.
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