COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Page last updated: May 9, 2022 at 10:37 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. In addition to these, pop-up clinics often happen at various locations around the county.

Pfizer, Moderna, Pfizer-Pediatrics, and boosters are available at the listed pop-up clinics. No insurance is required at Whatcom County Health Department clinics, but may be required at community hosted clinics. A limited supply of free at-home COVID-19 tests are available at Whatcom County Health Department clinics.

 Walk-ins are welcome!

Pop-up clinic list 

East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd., Maple Falls  

Alma Clark Glass Hall at Western Washington University, Bellingham

Nooksack Valley Middle School, 404 W Columbia St., Nooksack

East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd., Maple Falls  

East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd., Maple Falls  

Alma Clark Glass Hall at Western Washington University, Bellingham

Lynden School District Offices (Old Lynden Middle School Cafeteria), 516 Main St., Lynden

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. 

List of COVID-19 vaccine providers that intend to offer vaccines to children ages 5-11 Opens in new window

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


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

The primary series for Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine remains one dose; however, people who received a J&J dose should get a booster dose two months after.

Immunocompromised people who received an additional primary shot (third dose) may also receive a booster dose five months after that shot.

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. Booster doses are available for every vaccine brand, but your booster dose doesn't have to be the same brand as your initial vaccination series.  

Boosters for Pfizer and Moderna recipients

If you are 12 or older and if it's been at least five months since you finished your initial vaccination series with either Pfizer or Moderna, you may get a booster shot. 

Teens ages 12-17 should only get a Pfizer vaccine series for their primary vaccine series and for their booster. The Moderna vaccine is not available to people under 18. 

Boosters for Johnson & Johnson recipients

If you received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, you should get a booster if 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 go to VaccineLocator.doh.wa.gov.


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