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COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines

For patients or parents seeking a COVID-19 vaccine, visit the state's Vaccine Locator, or call the COVID-19 Information Hotline at 800.525.0127, then press #.


Find more WSMA public service announcements on vaccines and other COVID-19 subjects on our Vimeo page.

COVID-19 Patient Education Brochure

The WSMA offers a patient education brochure titled “Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine” available in English and Spanish to order for your waiting or exam rooms. The brochure is part of WSMA’s “Talk to Your Doctor” COVID-19 vaccine confidence campaign targeting rural communities and featuring WSMA member physicians. Learn more and order some for your office.

Instilling COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

The WSMA has joined the Washington State Department of Health to help promote confidence in, and uptake of, life-saving COVID-19 vaccines. Our members are the key to our success in this endeavor. By leveraging the trust patients have in their physicians, you can help ensure Washingtonians are receiving guidance based on sound science and good medical practice—and help counter the increasing barrage of misinformation circulating on- and offline.

Join the Power of Providers initiative

Washington’s Power of Providers COVID-19 vaccine initiative encourages physicians from all specialties and health care providers throughout the state to proactively reach out and talk to their patients about COVID-19 vaccination. You can commit to the POP initiative by agreeing to SEEK, ASK, VACCINATE, and EMPOWER (SAVE) your patients around COVID-19 vaccine.

  • SEEK: Seek your patients’ COVID-19 vaccination status.
  • ASK/EDUCATE: If your patient isn't vaccinated, ask them about the vaccine and offer education if they’re unsure.
  • VACCINATE: If your patient agrees to vaccination, provide them with a COVID-19 vaccine or a referral to a location that provides COVID-19 vaccination.
  • EMPOWER: Empower your patients to share their vaccination status with the community.

If you agree to do these four things at your practice, please fill out the online commitment form. The Department of Health will send you your certificate as well as optional buttons or stickers. Learn more about the POP initiative.

COVID-19 conversation guides for physicians and health care providers

The DOH offers a new provider toolkit featuring educational materials and information, including conversation guides, designed to instill confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. Find the conversation guides under Educational Materials then Resources for Providers.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy: Conversation Guide for Clinicians.

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Governor mandates COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers

The Washington State Department of Health has provided guidance to help health care employees and employers move into compliance with this directive (review the emergency proclamation). Make sure you’re familiar with this information by downloading the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement FAQ for Health Providers, Workers, Settings, and Operators.

The WSMA is helping physicians and practices across Washington implement this new mandate, regardless of practice type. Working with the law firm Montgomery Purdue PLLC, the WSMA has prepared guidance, including sample clinic policy and exemption forms and an on-demand vaccine mandate webinar Q&A. Visit Implementing the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate at Your Practice (sign-in required – to establish an account with the WSMA, click on ‘sign in’ at the top of the page) for more information on these resources.

Enroll in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Practice, clinics, and other facilities interested in administering COVID-19 vaccine must enroll in the federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Visit the DOH website for details. For questions about the enrollment process or for technical assistance, please contact COVID.vaccine@doh.wa.gov.

COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup

The COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, which includes Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, and California, reviews the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines when approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. State officials believe this added layer of independent expert review will help build confidence in the vaccine. Washington's representatives on the work group include Edgar Marcus, MD, University of Washington, and John Dunn, MD, Kaiser Permanente Washington.

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