At first, COVID-19 vaccine supply will be limited. Not everyone will be able to get vaccinated right away. People at highest risk of transmission and severe illness will receive the vaccine first.
People who work in healthcare settings.
First responders who treat patients with COVID-19.
Older adults who live in congregate care settings.
Once more vaccine becomes available, we will follow Washington State Department of Health's (DOH's) distribution plan. The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as large quantities are available.
Washington State COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) required all states and territories to turn in an interim plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution on Oct. 16, 2020. These plans are living documents and will change over time as we learn more about the vaccines and figure out the most equitable way to protect people.