A third jab of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved for select at-risk groups.

Even though Seattle is very vaccinated, the search for shots here is back as a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been recommended for many at-risk Americans.

On September 25, King County started administering the additional jab following the CDC's recommendation of boosters for people who are more vulnerable to the virus. According to the CDC, that means people who are:

While NIH-Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccine recipients will likely soon be eligible for boosters, only those who've completed their Pfizer vaccination series more than six months ago and meet one of the above standards are initially eligible for the third dose. Shots are (still) free.

The booster rollout shouldn't be quite as frantic as the original vaccine hunt. Public Health—Seattle and King County reports that the area has enough doses and supplies to support those who are currently eligible. The state's vaccine locator has worked out its kinks, allowing Washingtonians to find pharmacies and clinics closest to them with relative ease. This isn't our first mass-vax rodeo.

Still, as more people join the queue, things could still get a little confusing. Seattle and other cities have shut down some of the sites where people completed their initial series. Eventually, the system will face more stress than it has since early last spring.

As people search for appointments, they might want to give their doctors or health care providers a ring first to see if they have any available slots. If leaving the house is a problem, the county can help arrange in-home vaccinations for people who meet certain conditions. And if that "Vaccinate WA" search engine starts to crash, you can always lean on the following list of government-backed vaccination sites across King County.

This list will continue to grow—the City of Seattle already has plans to announce three more sites in October—and we'll do our best to keep it updated. For the latest guidance on booster shots, visit Public Health—Seattle and King County's vaccination page.

Auburn

The Auburn Outlet Collection Clinic, 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Ste 1369. Walk-ins allowed Saturday through Wednesday from 10am to 7pm. Appointments can be made online here or by calling 206-477-3977 between 8am and 7pm.

Bellevue

Bellevue Vaccine Clinic at Kaiser Permanente, 11511 NE 10th St. Appointments can be made online here or by calling 1-800-352-3610, Monday through Friday. You do not need to be a Kaiser Permanente member to book an appointment.

Eastgate Public Health Center, 14350 SE Eastgate Way. Walk-ins allowed. Register for appointments here. Any questions? Call 206-477-3284 or visit kingcounty.gov/eastgate.

Federal Way

Federal Way Vaccine Clinic at Kaiser Permanente, 301 S 320th St. Appointments can be made online here or by calling 1-800-352-3610, Monday through Friday. You do not need to be a Kaiser Permanente member to book an appointment.

Kent

Kent Public Health Center at Kent Hill Plaza Shopping Center, 25742 104th Ave SE. Appointments can be made online here or by calling 206-477-3977 between 8am and 7pm. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm; vaccination in car is available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to noon and 2–4:30pm.

Sea Mar Kent Medical Clinic, 233 Second Avenue S. Walk-ins allowed. To make an appointment, call 855-289-4503 between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, click here.

Redmond

Mixer Cafeteria at Microsoft's The Commons, 15255 NE 40th St. Walk-ins and appointments from noon to 7pm on Thursdays and 7am to 2pm on Fridays. To schedule a visit, click here or 425-899-3933.

Renton

HealthPoint Renton, 805 SW 10th St. Drive-through vaccinations available. Appointments are recommended. Schedule a visit by calling 866-893-5717. For more information, click here.

Renton Vaccine Clinic at Kaiser Permanente, 275 Bronson Way NE. Appointments can be made online here or by calling 1-800-352-3610, Monday through Friday. You do not need to be a Kaiser Permanente member to book an appointment.

Renton Vaccine Clinic at UW Medicine's Valley Medical Center, 400 S 43rd St. By appointment only. Call 844-520-8700 to schedule a visit. For more information, click here.

Seattle

Capitol Hill Vaccine Clinic at Kaiser Permanente, 201 16th Ave E. Appointments can be made online here or by calling 1-800-352-3610, Monday through Friday. You do not need to be a Kaiser Permanente member to book an appointment.

Downtown Public Health Center, 2124 Fourth Ave. Walk-ins allowed; call 206-477-3284 to check the clinic's schedule. Register for an appointment here. For more information, click here.

Harborview Vaccine Clinic (UW Medicine), 325 Ninth Ave. By appointment only. Call 844-520-8700 to make one. For more information, click here.

Montlake Vaccine Clinic (UW Medicine), 1959 NE Pacific St. By appointment only. Call 844-520-8700 to make one. For more information, click here.

Northgate/Northwest Hospital Vaccine Clinic (UW Medicine), 1550 N 115th St. By appointment only. Call 844-520-8700 to make one. For more information, click here.

Shoreline

UW Medicine North King County Vaccination Clinic, 16101 Greenwood Ave N. Walk-ins allowed. Appointments available 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, until December 17, 2021 (clinic closed on November 11, 25, and 26). Call 844-520-8700 to make one. For more information, click here.

Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, 9801 Frontier Ave SE. Drive-through vaccinations behind the hospital are available 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Though not required, appointments can be scheduled online via SolvHealth or by calling 425-396-7682. For more information, click here.

Note: Veterans can visit Veterans Affairs (VA) clinics in Silverlake, Seattle, American Lake, and Mount Vernon to receive boosters. Appointments are required. For more information, call 206-716-5716 or click here.

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