I have a few important updates for you on vaccine eligibility here in Washington.
Starting April 15, all Washingtonians 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine.
But that’s not the only great news! We’ve just opened up eligibility now for an additional 2 million people before eligibility widens later this month: people 16 years or older with two or more underlying conditions, all people age 60 and older (regardless of health conditions), staff and volunteers in certain congregate living settings, and high-risk critical workers in certain congregate settings. Find a full list of who is now eligible by reviewing the Department of Health’s vaccine allocation and prioritization guidance.
If you or someone you know is now eligible — or if you were already eligible but are still having trouble finding appointments — you can use the new Vaccine Locator tool, which has helped more than 400,000 Washingtonians make their vaccine appointments. If you need additional help, please call the COVID-19 Information Hotline at 1-800-525-0127, then press #.
I’ll have more updates for you soon, but until then, continue to mask up and stay safe.
Very truly yours,