COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Updated October 27, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER

Olympic Internal Medicine is no longer offering vaccines.

For more information about the vaccines, and the Washington State Vaccination Plan please visit the Washington State Department of Health at https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/Vaccine.

To schedule a vaccine appointment visit kitsappublichealth.org.

COVID VACCINE BOOSTER UPDATE

Booster doses have now been approved for all 3 COVID vaccines in the U.S.

For Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients, all individuals 18 years or older who received their J&J vaccine at least 2 months ago may receive a booster now. The booster may be any of the 3 available COVID vaccines.

For Pfizer or Moderna vaccine recipients, individuals 18 years or older who are in any of the below “at risk” categories, and who completed the  vaccine series at least 6 months ago, may receive a booster now. The booster may be any of the 3 available COVID vaccines.

PFIZER and MODERNA “AT RISK” CATEGORIES:

Age 65 Or Older

Underlying medical conditions (for Kitsap County, some of these also require age 50+)

  •  Cancer (current or history of cancer)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic lung disease (COPD, moderate/severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease)
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
  • Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions (heart failure, coronary artery disease, hypertension)
  • HIV infection
  • Immunocompromised conditions or medications
  • Liver disease (alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis)
  • Overweight/Obese
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
  • Smoker (current or former)
  • Organ transplant or stem cell transplant
  • Stroke
  • Substance abuse (alcohol, opioid, or cocaine abuse)
  • Live in a long-term care setting

Live In A High-Risk Setting

  • Health care
  • Schools
  • Correctional facilities
  • Homeless shelters

Work In A High Risk Setting

  • First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
  • Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Corrections workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers

COVID Vaccines in Kitsap County are widely available, including many retail pharmacies and the Kitsap Public Health Vaccine Clinic