UW Medicine administers 20,000 bivalent boosters

UW Medicine’s vaccination clinics have administered approximately 20,000 updated COVID-19 booster doses, according to Cynthia Dold, interim president of UW Medicine Hospitals & Clinics.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people ages 5 years and older receive one updated (bivalent) booster if it has been at least two months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose.

As of Oct. 26, approximately 16.4% of people ages 12 and older in Washington state had received a bivalent booster, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The data does not include children ages 5-11, although that population is also eligible to receive the bivalent booster.

Dold said UW Medicine has distributed nearly 650,000 total COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the pandemic via its hospitals, clinics and partner sites across Washington.

“I’m grateful for all the staff and all the teams at UW Medicine who've created these vaccine clinics,” she said. 

To schedule your bivalent COVID-19 booster, call 844-520-8700 to join the waitlist. Learn more about boosters on UW Medicine’s COVID-19 vaccine information page.

In broadcast-ready soundbites, Dold describes vaccination availability at UW Medicine.

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