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 #.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The DOH offers a
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
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a
COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy: Conversation Guide for Clinicians.
Patient handouts are available are available in multiple languages on the
Washington State Department of Health's COVID-19 Resources and Recommendations
Confused about booster doses? The Washington State Department of Health
offers helpful guidance.
Life After Vaccine webpages
explain which activities and behaviors are safe for fully vaccinated
people vs. those who are not yet vaccinated.
For patients who don't speak English, state and public agencies offer
COVID-19 educational resources in multiple languages.
Review the DOH's
frequently asked questions about testing
to learn more about when to get tested, what to do if you test positive,
the types of tests, and more.
To make it easier to find a test near you, the Department of Health has
a new webpage to help people find COVID-19 testing locations throughout