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 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines – as well as the Pfizer vaccine – to eligible employees.
You are eligible for a booster if 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 protection against COVID-19.
Employee booster eligibility
Currently, UW Medicine is scheduling booster appointments for the following individuals who completed their initial vaccine series at least six months previously for Moderna or Pfizer, and at least two months previously for Johnson & Johnson.
Moderna or Pfizer:
- Age 65 and older
- Residents of long-term care facilities
- Ages 18-64 with underlying medical conditions or who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting, including healthcare workers
Johnson & Johnson:
- Age 18 and older
We will schedule additional groups as they are recommended by the CDC. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize boosters for those at greatest risk of severe disease or exposure to COVID-19.
Employee booster scheduling
To schedule a booster, employees should visit the online scheduling portal. 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.
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.
We appreciate your cooperation and support as we work to administer boosters equitably and efficiently to all who are eligible.
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