COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Page last updated December 3, 2021 at 8:52 a.m.

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Adolescents, teens and adults can get vaccinated for COVID-19 at most places you’d go for a flu vaccine, like grocery stores, pharmacies and health care clinics. However, vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11 are more limited at this time, and appointments are usually required for this age group.

Pop-up clinic list

We’ve indicated the age ranges served at the bottom of each bulleted list, with clinics serving 5-11 year-olds bolded. Some clinics may not have registration links available yet. 

Old Lynden Middle School Cafeteria

  • Friday, Dec. 3, 4-7pm.
  • 516 Main St, Lynden
  • Open to everyone 12+ only. Walk-ins welcome.

Everson Elementary School

  • Saturday, Dec. 4, 10am-2pm
  • 216 Everson Goshen Rd, Everson
  • Open to everyone 5+. Appointments required for all ages. Appointments are full but you can sign up for the waitlist to be notified if there's a cancellation or no-show here: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/appointment/en/reg/4012624969

Where can I get my 5-11 year-old child vaccinated?

We have compiled a list of COVID-19 vaccine providers in Whatcom County who've let us know they intend to offer pediatric COVID-19 vaccines (PDF). We will continue to expand this list as more providers come online. We cannot guarantee appointment availability at any of the clinics on this list. 

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You can also use the Vaccine Locator to find a vaccine provider that offers pediatric COVID-19 vaccine near you. 

You can also call the Washington State Department of Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357) for assistance. 

  • Call takers can tell you which locations near you offer the COVID-19 vaccine, and help you schedule an appointment if needed.
  • This line also has Spanish, Russian, Punjabi, and other language options.
  • You can also call us at 360-778-6075 for help finding a provider or making an appointment. 


I lost my vaccination card, and I need to provide proof of vaccination. How can I replace it?

If you've lost the vaccination card you received when you got your first COVID-19 vaccine shot, DOH has introduced a new tool that makes it easier to download your vaccination record, WA Verify

You can also access your official COVID-19 vaccine record at MyIRMobile.com. It's free to download, but it's only available in English right now and record verification isn't immediate. Plan ahead if you know you are going to need proof of vaccination on hand. You can print your vaccination record in advance or get a QR code that links to your record on your phone.

The following steps can help keep you from losing your vaccination card:

  • Take photos of the front and back of your card to have a digital copy handy. Consider emailing it to yourself, creating an album, or adding a tag to the photo so you can find it again easily.
  • Take a photocopy if you want to carry one with you.

For a complete guide to your proof of vaccination options, check out this visual guide to official Washington State proof of vaccination (PDF).


What are "third" doses? Do I need one?

On August 12, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended its emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to allow an additional (third) dose for certain immunocompromised people including those who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress immune response


What are booster doses? Should I get one?

Booster doses are extra doses of COVID-19 vaccine intended to boost your immunity to the virus. As of October 22, 2021, booster doses are available for every vaccine brand. Your booster dose doesn't have to be the same brand as your initial vaccination series - your booster dose could be Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson, no matter what brand you started with. if you were vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson, your booster can be Pfizer or Moderna, and vice versa.

Boosters for Pfizer and Moderna recipients

If you are 18 or older and if it's been at least six months since you finished your initial vaccination series with either Pfizer or Moderna, you may get a booster shot. Booster doses are recommended if you are 50 or older, or if you are 18 or older and living in a long-term care setting.

Boosters for Johnson & Johnson recipients

If you received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, you should get a booster if:

  • You're 18 or older
  • It's been 2 months or longer since you completed your Johnson & Johnson series. 

DOH has more information about booster doses in Washington state. To find a vaccine provider near you, keep scrolling down, or go to VaccineLocator.doh.wa.gov.


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