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We are pleased to announce that UW Medicine is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for patients 16 and older via our vaccine appointment waitlist.

Like many other health systems across the region, UW Medicine is experiencing a higher demand for vaccine than we have vaccine supply. As a result, we are still working through the waitlist line to schedule appointments from previous eligibility phase openings. But rest assured we will make every effort to schedule all those eligible in a timely, equitable manner based on appointment availability and vaccine supply.

Following guidance from the CDC, FDA and Washington Department of Health, UW Medicine is pausing administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. We are continuing to focus on scheduling appointments using the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and remain committed to vaccinating eligible Washington residents safely and efficiently.

Scheduling Instructions

  • UW Medicine employees should schedule or decline your COVID-19 vaccination here. We recommend that you use this process even if you also are a patient of UW Medicine.
  • UW employees, students or contractors who are eligible for the vaccine may proceed with scheduling an appointment by calling 844.520.8700.
  • Family members of UW Medicine and UW employees may also schedule a vaccination by calling 844.520.8700.
  • More information is available at COVID-19 Vaccines.

UW Medicine also has a standby list for doses available at the end of the day. While there are no guarantees that doses will be available, this offers another opportunity to be vaccinated. Text “ENROLL” to 844.520.8700 to join the standby list.

While you wait to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please continue to follow the health and safety guidelines of masking and physical distancing. More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the UW Medicine Huddle site.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Please stay safe.


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