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Based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), UW Medicine is now providing boosters of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines — as well as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine — to all employees.

You are eligible for a booster if you are 18 or older and it has been at least six months since your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or at least two months since your dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. As authorized by the FDA and CDC, your booster is not required to be the same COVID-19 vaccine as the one you received in your initial dose(s).

Boosters can extend vaccine effectiveness and maximize your protection against COVID-19.

Employee booster scheduling

To schedule a booster, employees should visit the online scheduling portal. School of Medicine non-clinical employees should call 844.520.8700 to join a call-back list. Appointments are available at UWMC – Montlake, UWMC – Northwest, Harborview, Valley Medical Center, and UW Medicine primary care clinics. We also continue to provide first and second vaccine doses, as well as third doses for eligible immunocompromised individuals, at these locations.

Note: Traveling nurses should not use the above registration link to schedule a booster. Rather, they should speak with a staff member at their preferred vaccination site to ensure they are identified, scheduled and documented appropriately.

Please note that children ages 12 to 17 are not currently eligible to receive a booster.
For more information about boosters, visit UW Medicine COVID-19 Updates & Information. If you have questions about whether a booster is appropriate for you, please contact your provider.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we navigate this next phase of vaccine eligibility and for all you continue to do for UW Medicine.


Lisa Brandenburg
President, UW Medicine Hospitals & Clinics
Vice President for Medical Affairs
University of Washington

Timothy H. Dellit, MD
Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine
Vice President for Medical Affairs,
University of Washington and
President, UW Physicians