In Washington State, children ages 12 and higher can now get their COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the federal government on May 12, 2021, for expanded ages. The same day, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup approved the Pfizer vaccine for expanded use in Washington state.
The Department of Health recommends eligible children get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible so they can return to normal activities such as in-person learning, sports, and visiting friends. This means you can schedule your children who are 12 and older for COVID-19 vaccination.