Children 5 years and older, adolescents, teens and adults can get vaccinated for COVID-19 at most places you would go for a flu vaccine, like grocery stores, pharmacies and health care clinics. Grocery stores and pharmacies are less likely to vaccinate children under 5 years.
In addition, pop-up clinics often happen at various locations around the county.
Listed pop-up clinics are open to ages 6 months and older unless otherwise noted. Moderna, Novavax and Pfizer vaccines will be available for primary, additional and booster doses; some clinics might not offer all vaccine types. The Whatcom County Health Department will offer the updated boosters for people 5 or older at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center and Lynden School District Offices pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics. A limited supply might be available at the 6 months to 5 year old-targeted clinics, but supply is not guaranteed.
No insurance is required at Whatcom County Health Department clinics, but may be required at other community hosted clinics. Free at-home COVID-19 tests are available at Whatcom County Health Department clinics while supplies last.
Walk-ins are welcome unless otherwise noted!
East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd., Maple Falls
Lynden School District Offices, 516 Main St., Lynden
If your child has an established primary care provider, contact their clinic to see if they offer COVID-19 vaccines for 5-11 year-olds. Your child’s primary care provider can answer questions or address any concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine regardless of whether they offer the vaccine.
If your child does not have an established primary care provider or their provider does not administer COVID-19 vaccines, most places that offer the flu vaccine (e.g., pharmacies, grocery stores, health clinics) offer COVID-19 vaccines for 5-11 year-olds.
Use Vaccine Locator to find a vaccine provider that offers pediatric COVID-19 vaccines for 5-11 year-olds near you or call the Washington State Department of Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357) for assistance.
COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children 6 months to 4 years-old. Contact your child’s primary care provider for more information or to schedule a vaccine appointment for your child.
If the vaccine is available through your child’s provider or your child does not have an established provider, you can check Vaccine Locator to schedule a vaccine appointment for your child. Please note Vaccine Locator may take several days to update locations for this age group, please be patient and check often.
You may also call the Washington State Department of Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357) for assistance.
At this time, not all clinics and providers are ready to administer the vaccine, and we ask that parents remain patient as providers work through the initial rush for vaccination. Currently, pharmacies in Whatcom County do not offer vaccines to this youngest age group, but may in the future.
On August 12, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended its emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to allow an additional (third) dose for certain immunocompromised people including those who have:
Visit the Washington State Department of Health's Vaccine Booster Doses page to learn more about eligibility and recommendations for additional (third) doses in Washington State.
Booster doses are extra doses of COVID-19 vaccine intended to boost your immunity to the virus. Booster doses are available for every vaccine brand, but your booster dose does not have to be the same brand as your initial vaccination series.
A booster dose is different from a third dose. Immunocompromised people who received an additional primary shot (third dose) may also receive their boosters once eligible.
Visit the Washington State Department of Health’s Vaccine Booster Doses page to learn more about eligibility and recommendations for first and second booster doses in Washington State.