COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Current Status of Vaccine Supply, Appointment Availability and Distribution as of Monday, April 19.
Vaccination Appointment Information
Pre-Registration is Available
The King County Vaccination Partnership-Redmond, a collaboration of EvergreenHealth, Overlake Medical Center and Microsoft, is excited to offer a pre-registration scheduling system for those who are seeking vaccination. We also offer a dedicated vaccination support line at (425) 899-3933.
By clicking the link below:
- You may complete your vaccination pre-registration to express your interest and provide your information to receive a vaccine at our site. Thank you for only creating one pre-registration record per person (creating multiple records does not expedite your ability to schedule an appointment).
- As vaccine becomes available, you will receive a follow-up link via email to schedule. Currently, many are receiving this email in about three weeks, while others may receive it later, depending on vaccine allocation. The day you receive the scheduling link, we encourage you to schedule your vaccination immediately; appointments will be available possibly for the same day and up to two weeks ahead. If you receive the link, and there are no appointments available, please continue to check back frequently, as appointments are added throughout the week.
We look forward to seeing you for your vaccination at the King County Vaccination Partnership-Redmond.
Attention: Due to road construction around the Microsoft campus through July 2021, please allow extra time to travel to your appointment.
Vaccination Support Line
If you have questions about the King County Vaccination Partnership-Redmond vaccine clinic or need assistance, please call our support line at (425) 899-3933.
We also invite you to visit this page often, as we update almost daily and sometimes more than once. You may also call (425) 899-4002, the King County Vaccination Partnership-Redmond's auto-answered COVID-19 Vaccination Information Line, dedicated to updating our community.
If you would like to email your question, please connect with us here.
King County Vaccination Partnership-Redmond Visitor Policy
For the safety of everyone in our vaccination clinic, King County Vaccination Partnership-Redmond is limiting visitors, with very few exceptions. Our clinic does not allow children under 18 unless they are the one being vaccinated, with one exception.
- Those being vaccinated who are unable to advocate for themselves (due to cognitive or physical needs where caregiver provides safety) may have one visitor accompany them.
- An adult who is being vaccinated who must bring a child/dependent due to lack of childcare.
Our Visitor Navigators (screeners) will be asking each visitor whether they meet an above exception. If the visitor does not, they will be asked to leave. Every patient and visitor (meeting one of the above exceptions) will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at entry and asked to wear a mask. Thank you for joining us in our commitment to absolute safety.
CDC and FDA Pause Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The CDC and FDA are reviewing the safety of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Until that process is complete, they recommend a pause in the use of this vaccine “out of an abundance of caution.”
As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. The CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine.
Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare. People who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their healthcare provider.
The pause by the CDC and FDA “is important, in part, to ensure that the healthcare provider community is aware of the potential for these adverse events and can plan for proper recognition and management due to the unique treatment required with this type of blood clot.”
To read the full joint CDC and FDA Statement, please click here. If you have any concerns, we recommend you discuss them with your primary care physician.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
Please do not call the main hospital or clinic phone lines for vaccine appointments or questions; these numbers must be kept clear for main hospital/clinic operations. We appreciate your understanding.
Q: Can I get my COVID-19 vaccine at Overlake?
A: Overlake has transitioned its vaccination clinic operations from the Overlake campus to the King County Vaccination Partnership – Redmond site and is administering first and second doses at this site.
Q: I understand the vaccine requires two doses—how many days after the first dose is the second dose required?
A: The CDC has advised that while it is recommended to receive the vaccine doses 21 days apart, the second dose may be given as early as 17 days from the first dose. According to the CDC: "The second dose should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval, the second dose may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. There are currently limited data on efficacy of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines administered beyond this window. If the second dose is administered beyond these intervals, there is no need to restart the series."
If you are trying to schedule an appointment for your second dose, but there are no slots available, please be assured that it is OK to receive the second dose later than 21 days after the first.
Q: How do I book an appointment for my second dose?
A: Visit the Washington State Department of Health Vaccine Location page to find locations to book your second dose appointment.
Q: Do I need to receive my second dose at the same location as my first dose?
A: No, you can receive your second dose at any location where you are able to book an appointment.
Q: Since my first dose was Pfizer-BioNTech, does my second dose need to be from Pfizer-BioNTech?
A: Yes, you must ensure that your second dose is Pfizer-BioNTech. Click here for more information.
Q: Is the vaccine safe?
A: Yes. On Dec. 11, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine. It has been shown to be safe in clinical trials.
Q: Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
A: No. The vaccine does not contain a live virus and therefore does not carry a risk of causing the disease in the vaccinated person.
Q: How effective is the vaccine?
A: Pfizer has reported the two-dose vaccine appears 95% effective at preventing mild to severe COVID-19 disease in a large, ongoing study.
Q: Are there any risks or side effects?
A: Side effects are similar to other routine vaccines, such as fatigue, headache, muscle pain and soreness at the injection site in the arm. In fact, these side effects may be a sign your body is mounting a good immune response. Based on FDA data, side effects are more common after the second dose is given. In addition, those under age 55 have a stronger reaction for all vaccines.
Q: Are there any recommendations about who should NOT get the vaccine?
A: According to Pfizer, you should not get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine if you:
- Had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of the vaccine.
- Had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of the vaccine.
Q: Do I need a vaccine if I already had COVID-19?
A: According to the CDC, people who have been sick with COVID-19 may still benefit from getting vaccinated. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, you may still want to get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you have been sick with COVID-19 before.
At this time, experts do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. The immunity someone gains from having an infection, called natural immunity, varies from person to person. Some early evidence suggests natural immunity may not last very long.
We won’t know how long immunity produced by vaccination lasts until we have a vaccine and more data on how well it works.
It’s important to continue to practice masking, social distancing and frequent hand hygiene in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.