Health Services

COVID-19 Vaccination

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

COVID-19 vaccine is available at HealthPoint for CURRENT PATIENTS ONLY.

If you are NOT a current HealthPoint patient, we cannot provide COVID-19 vaccine at this time. We do not have a waitlist for non-patients.

Updated 4/2/21

If you are a current HealthPoint patient eligible to receive the vaccine now and you would like to receive your vaccine at HealthPoint or are due for appointment with us:  

Please complete this form.

We will give you a call back when we have available appointments. Thank you for your patience waiting for a call back. 

HealthPoint receives Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, but we cannot guarantee which type will be available at your clinic. 

The vaccine is free to you. The vaccine cost and appointment is paid for by Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance. You will not have to pay for the vaccine or appointment if you do not have insurance or your insurance does not pay for the appointment cost.

If you have transportation or mobility issues, we can help! Please check “Yes” in the form if you need help with transportation or cannot leave your home. 

Where are other places I can receive the vaccine?

If you want the COVID-19 vaccine but do not need an appointment at HealthPoint: 

Vaccination is available at many locations in King County. Visit vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov  to find an appointment near you.  

Mass vaccination sites include Kent Acceso Showare CenterAuburn Outlet Mall, and Redmond Microsoft Conference Center. Visit the links to learn if appointments are available at these locations. 

Types of vaccine vary by location. These may include Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson. 

If you receive your COVID-19 vaccine at another location, remember to let your HealthPoint provider know at your next visit. 

Can people who are not HealthPoint patients (including household members of patients) receive the vaccine at HealthPoint?

No, not at this time. HealthPoint receives a limited supply of vaccine doses. We follow Washington guidelines for who is eligible to receive the vaccine. Our top priority is to vaccinate all our eligible patients. It will take time for HealthPoint to have enough vaccine supply to cover all our eligible patients. 

Visit vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov to learn where non-patients may be able to receive the vaccine. Mass vaccination sites open to all include Kent Acceso Showare CenterAuburn Outlet Mall, and Redmond Microsoft Conference Center.

For help by phone and interpretation:
Call Washington's COVID-19 Assistance Hotline at 1-800-525-0127 or 1-888-856-5816. 
Press # for help and say your preferred language.
 

I received my first dose of COVID-19 vaccine somewhere other than HealthPoint. Can I schedule my second dose at HealthPoint?

No, at this time we can only schedule second doses for patients that received their first dose with HealthPoint. 
 

Who is eligible to receive the vaccine now?

Until April 14, the following people are eligible: (On April 15, all people age 16+ in Washington will be eligible to receive the vaccine!)

(Proof of eligibility is NOT REQUIRED)

60 years and older  

Age 50 and older who live in multigenerational housing (for example, a person aged 50+ living with a grandchild, nephew or niece. Or a person unable to live independently and being cared for by a relative, in-home caregiver, or someone who works outside the home)  

Age 16 and up who are pregnant 

Age 16 and up with any condition or disability that puts them at higher risk from COVID-19 (See list)

Age 16 and up with 2 or more health conditions (See list)

People, staff and volunteers in:

- Long-term care facilities 

- Correctional facilities 

- Group homes for people with disabilities 

- Places where people experiencing homelessness live or access services  

Workers in: 

- Agriculture 

- Childcare (including family members of home childcare workers) 

- Construction and manufacturing  

- Corrections facilities 

- Courts of law 

- First response 

- Fishing vessels  

- Food banks  

- Food services 

- Food processing  

- Grocery stores 

- Health care 

- Pre-kindergarten or K-12 schools 

- Public transit  

- Restaurants 

How is the vaccine given?

The COVID-19 vaccines currently available at HealthPoint (Moderna and Pfizer) require two doses. The first shot starts building protection and the second shot increases and completes the protection.

Your second shot should be given 21 or 28 days after the first one, depending on the type of vaccine. You will need to get the same type of vaccine for both shots. When you get your first shot, your vaccination provider will give you information about when to get the second dose.

Are there side effects?

Some people might have symptoms like headache, a sore arm, fatigue, or fever after getting the shot. This is normal and a good sign that the body's immune system is building up protection. Contact your health care provider if: 

- Side effects feel severe or last more than a few days 

- Redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours (it is normal for the area to be a little sore for a few days) 

When you receive your vaccination, you will get information about how to use your smartphone to sign up for V-Safe. V-Safe is the CDC’s mobile app that helps you track health effects after you receive the vaccine. 

What about the unknown or long-term effects?

Vaccines are tested for safety and effectiveness before they are approved for use. Tens of thousands of people received COVID-19 vaccines without serious side effects. 

It is possible that rare side effects may happen when millions of people are vaccinated. For this reason, the safety of COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be monitored after they are given. 

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?

The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. COVID-19 vaccines are tested for safety and effectiveness in clinical trials before they are approved for use. Vaccines are not approved if the U.S. vaccine safety system finds they may not be safe.  

In December, the Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This means the Pfizer vaccine was found to be safe to use in the U.S. It is expected that more COVID-19 vaccines will be approved soon. 

For more information about vaccine safety, read 8 Things to Know about the Coronavirus Vaccine from CDC. 

Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccines are important to keep you healthy, and to protect the people you care about. The more people who are vaccinated for COVID-19, the sooner we can be together again.  

HealthPoint encourages everyone who is able to receive the vaccine to do so, to protect yourself and your loved ones.  

We understand this is an important decision. It is your right to decide if you want to receive a vaccine. You should use the most accurate information to make a decision. If you have any concerns about the vaccine, talk to your provider. It is their job to help you make the best choices about your health, like receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. 

How does the vaccine work?

The COVID-19 vaccine teaches your immune system to recognize the coronavirus. When you get the vaccine, your immune system makes antibodies (“fighter cells”). These fighter cells stay in your blood and protect you in case you are infected with the virus. You get protection against the disease without having to get sick. 

COVID-19 vaccines do not cause COVID-19 illness. The vaccines don’t include live or weakened virus. 

If I receive the COVID-19 vaccine, do I still need to take precautions like wearing a mask?

Yes. COVID-19 vaccines are just one tool to help us end the pandemic. Continue to cover your mouth and nose with a mask around others. Wash your hands frequently. Stay at least 6 feet away from others. Avoid crowds and gatherings inside your home with people who don’t live with you. 

Should children receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Pfizer vaccine has been approved only for people who are 16 years of age or older.  

The Moderna vaccine has been approved only for people who are 18 years of age or older.  

More studies are needed before the vaccines can be approved for younger children.

Should pregnant or breastfeeding people receive the vaccine?

Yes, pregnant and breast-feeding people can get the vaccine. The effects of the COVID-19 vaccine for these groups have not been well-studied yet. HealthPoint’s medical experts believe: 

It is very likely that COVID-19 vaccination while breastfeeding is very safe for both parent and child. It may even provide benefits to the baby. 

Vaccination for COVID-19 during pregnancy has many benefits, but there are things we still don’t know. If you are pregnant, your health care provider can help you decide if you should receive the vaccine. 

Pregnant people are more at risk of serious disease if they get COVID-19. Discuss the vaccine with your medical provider if you are pregnant.  

I have allergies and/or have had an allergic reaction to vaccines.

You can still get the vaccine if you have a food or oral (taken by mouth) medication allergy. 

*Tell your doctor if you have ever had an immediate (within 4 hours) allergic reaction to any vaccine. Your doctor will help you decide if it is safe for you to get vaccinated for COVID-19.*

I've had COVID-19. Should I get the vaccine?

Yes. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, we recommend that you wait. This allows others who remain at higher risk for infection to be vaccinated first. Current evidence suggests reinfection is uncommon 90 days after the initial infection. 

Do the vaccines protect against new variants of coronavirus?

All viruses mutate, or change, over time. This results in new virus variants.  

Imagine that the coronavirus has been working out. It’s gotten faster and more fit.  It can spread more easily to more people. 

New evidence shows that the vaccines currently used in the US are effective against the new variants of COVID-19. However, they may not be as effective as they are against the original virus. Scientists are still learning more.  

It is more important than ever to wear a mask, social distance, and wash your hands. When it’s your time, get vaccinated to protect yourself and others! 

I have more questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

Read this FAQ from Seattle & King County Public Health. Available in many languages at the bottom of the page.

Information about how the vaccine works, availability, and safety:  

Seattle & King County Public Health  

Washington Department of Health 

CDC