COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Current status of vaccine supply, appointment availability and distribution as of Wednesday, September 8.
Notice About COVID-19 Booster Shots
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently authorized a third dose of COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna for people with compromised immune systems.
The King County Vaccination Partnership – Redmond site is administering third doses to those who qualify on a walk-in basis only.
Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?
Currently, the CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people 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 your immune response.
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
Vaccination Appointment Information
Appointments Encouraged | Walk-ins Welcome
- Vaccinations available for everyone ages 12 and older.
- Scheduling by phone or online pre-registration. Many appointments are available, including day-of appointments.
- Walk-ins welcome (see schedule below).
Schedule by Phone
We are currently scheduling the Pfizer vaccine for everyone 12 years old and older. Please call the King County Vaccination Partnership-Redmond for an appointment at (425) 899-3933. You may also call this number if you have questions about our vaccine clinic (parking, directions, etc.), need to reschedule or need assistance with online registration. We are currently offering the Pfizer vaccine.
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.
Online Appointment Pre-Registration
The King County Vaccination Partnership-Redmond, a collaboration of Overlake Medical Center, Evergreen Health and Microsoft, is pleased to offer an online pre-registration scheduling system for those 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).
- After pre-registration, you will receive a follow-up link via email to schedule. Currently, most people are receiving this email almost immediately, generally within about 15 minutes. We encourage you to schedule your vaccination as soon as you receive the email; appointments will be available possibly for the same day and up to two weeks ahead.
The King County Vaccination Partnership-Redmond also accepts walk-ins (those without an appointment). While we encourage an appointment, as it allows us to better plan for your visit and will result in less time in our clinic for you, we are welcoming walk-ins without an appointment. Our clinic hours are:
- Wednesday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Thursday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
- All other days: Closed
Simply drop in at the Microsoft Campus – North Commons B-98: The Mixer (there is great signage to guide you) located at 15255 NE 40th St., Redmond, WA 98052.
Everyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a vaccination. We look forward to seeing you for your vaccination at the King County Vaccination Partnership-Redmond.
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.
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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.
Q: Does Overlake offer the COVID-19 antibody infusion treatment?
A: Yes, Overlake has the ability to give this treatment to those who qualify. In order to receive it, you must be seen by an Overlake Clinics provider. Your provider will complete an exam, and if you qualify, you will give verbal consent, and your provider will enter orders for the treatment and get you scheduled. If you do not have an exam, consent or orders from your provider, you will need to be checked into the Emergency Department.
Q: What are the state requirements for on-site vendors and contractors?
Per Washington state mandate, all vendors and contractors must be fully vaccinated when working on site in a healthcare setting, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.*
Before entering Overlake Medical Center & Clinics, you or your employer must submit proof to Overlake that you are fully vaccinated or approved for an exemption. Questions? Email email@example.com.
*Not applicable to vendors who will be on site for less than 15 minutes and who will remain physically distanced from others.
Q: How can I access my immunization record?
A: If you received your COVID-19 vaccine in Washington state, you may register with Washington MyIR to securely access your immunization record.
Access requires verification. Please follow the detailed instructions and refer to the site’s help section for assistance, if needed. If you have any questions, please call the state’s dedicated vaccine hotline at (833) VAX-HELP (833-829-4357).
If you do not have access to a computer or if English is your second language, call the Department of Health call center at (800) 525-0127 and press #. Operators can assist you in accessing and verifying your records. They can assist in many languages or connect with an interpreter.