- Federal Way Public Schools
Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
On this page:
- Vaccine Clinic Information
- Helpful Information from Public Health
- More about the vaccine
- How to prepare for your vaccine appointment
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) is partnering with two local organizations to offer free COVID-19 vaccines to staff, families, and students ages 5 and older. Both mobile clinics can administer the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Mark your calendar to attend one of the upcoming mobile clinics:
OmLife Health Clinic:
- Saturday, December 4, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Todd Beamer High School
35999 16th Ave S
Federal Way, 98003
Vaccinations require pre-registration. Register at www.covid19tacoma.com/fw1204 if you'd like to attend!
The following helpful information has been provided by Seattle and King County Public Health. If you have questions, visit www.kingcounty.gov.covid/vaccine.
More About the Vaccine
Recently, the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for ages 5 and older. The COVID-19 vaccines have been tested by the FDA and independently to confirm their safety and extreme effectiveness. However, at this time, only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for pediatric use.
COVID-19 vaccines are free and available regardless of health insurance, citizenship, or immigration status. Under law, your provider cannot charge you for an office visit to receive the vaccine.
Beyond the vaccination opportunities through the school district, there are a variety of ways to get vaccinated, including:
- King County Vaccination Options
Many county vaccine clinics do not require an appointment. Find a location at www.kingcounty.gov/vaccine
- Private or County Doctor’s Offices
Check with your medical provider to see if they offer the vaccine. Many do, and you will not be charged for this visit.
- Pharmacies and Independent Locations
Search for other vaccine opportunities using www.vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov.
How to prepare for your vaccine appointment:
Bring documentation to confirm your age. (state, federal, or tribal issued ID, birth certificate, school ID, or any official document containing your name and age)
Get consent for vaccination. Unless emancipated, children under age 18 must receive consent from a parent, guardian, or another authorized adult. Generally, the vaccine clinic will require signed paperwork or verbal consent.
Wear clothing with easy access to arms. We recommend wearing short sleeves or sleeves that can be rolled up.
Plan for the wait. With many people getting vaccinated, wait times may vary. Bring a book, device, or other item/activity to help pass the time.
How many shots are needed to be fully vaccinated?
Two shots of the Pfizer vaccine are required to be fully vaccinated, with the second dose administered 21 days (about 3 weeks) or more after the first dose.
Are the vaccines different for children and adults?
Children ages 5-11 receive a dose made for younger ages. Children ages 12-17 can receive the same Pfizer dose as adults. Only individuals ages 18 and older can receive the other vaccines, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna. However, all vaccines will equally protect you from COVID-19.
Are there side effects from the vaccine?
Possibly. Some may have a sore arm, fever, headache, or feel tired for a couple of days, which is normal as the body builds immunity. Some people do not experience side effects at all.
For more questions, visit www.kingcounty.gov.covid/vaccine.