Four Powerful Reasons to Get Vaccinated

REASON #1

Safety

The vaccines are very safe.
Hundreds of millions of doses of the COVID vaccines have now been administered in the United States. We’ve seen that the risk of harm from any of the vaccines is extremely low, while the risks of death, hospitalization, or long-term effects from COVID-19 are much higher.

These vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe.

How the FDA determined the COVID vaccines are safe and effective

REASON #2

Effectiveness

The vaccines keep the vast majority of people from getting COVID-19.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) reports that case rates and hospitalizations are much higher among unvaccinated people than vaccinated people. While no vaccine is 100% effective, the COVID vaccines are extremely effective.

Learn more about effectiveness:

CDC: COVID Vaccines Work

REASON #3

Convenience

Getting a vaccine is easy and free. You can get vaccinated at drugstores and neighborhood grocery stores with pharmacies, not just doctors’ offices. You can probably get the vaccine where you do your regular grocery shopping. And you can walk in and get your shot at many vaccine providers—no appointment necessary.

Here's how to find a vaccine near you:

  • Go to: vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov for a list of providers
  • Text your zip code to GETVAX (​438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish
  • Call the hotline at: 833-VAX-HELP

REASON #4

Choice

Vaccination is a choice.
It’s normal to be cautious when something new comes along. Wanting to know more is a good thing — it means you want the facts.

If you have questions about the COVID vaccines, talk to your health care provider.

This is Our Shot to Get Back

… to the moments that we miss 

… to the activities that we enjoy

… to the people and places that we love.

Find a vaccine provider near you:

VaccineLocator.doh.wa.gov

Need help making an appointment?
Call 360-778-6075, Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Language assistance available.

Or call the state’s vaccine hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-​829-4357).