Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday (Mar. 31) announced that – effective April 15, 2021 – all Washingtonians aged 16 and up will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

Over the past four months since Washington began administering doses of the vaccination, the state has followed a tiered eligibility system, beginning with those most at risk of hospitalization and death.

“We must do everything possible to ensure that we can keep cases down,” Inslee said. “We have concerns about the trends we are seeing across the state and we must be cautious. Opening up full eligibility will be one tool to help in the fight against the virus.”

Roughly 3.3 million doses have been administered in Washington to date, and more than one million residents have been fully vaccinated.

Inslee made the announcement at a press conference Wednesday afternoon:

RESOURCES
If you are eligible for a vaccine, you are encouraged to look for open appointments across all current options available to you, and not wait:

    • Call your doctor’s office or health care provider to see if they have available vaccination appointments.
    • Visit Washington State’s Vaccine Locator available in 30 languages.
    • If you have questions or need help making an appointment, call the state’s COVID-19 information hotline at 1-800-525-0127, then press #. Language assistance is available.
    • WA COVID Vaccine Finder is a volunteer-driven effort to help Washingtonians find appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. www.covidwa.com
    • King County Partnership Vaccination Sites
      • Seattle: If you live or work in King County and are eligible under Phase 1A or Phase 1B (all tiers), you can sign up for this notification list and will be notified via email when appointments become available at any of the three City of Seattle fixed vaccination sites, including the Lumen Field Event Center.
      • Kent and Auburn. If you live in South King County, learn more about these vaccination sites by visiting “How to get vaccinated” at kingcounty.gov/vaccine.

How to Get Vaccinated With Kaiser Permanente
Whether you’re a Kaiser Permanente member or not, King County employees can follow these steps if you’d like to get your COVID-19 vaccine with Kaiser Permanente.

King County’s Onsite Vaccination Clinic Hosted by Metro on April 9, 2021 – By Appointment Only
King County Metro is hosting a vaccine clinic focused on mission critical Metro workers, Metro contracted drivers and security and other King County employees who are eligible for the vaccine. This clinic will offer 1,000 vaccinations. If demand is high, we will work to schedule another clinic.

Learn more about the April 9 clinic: