Seattle Children’s is now offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 updated (bivalent*) booster vaccine and the Moderna bivalent booster vaccine to our patients, workforce members and community members. Individuals can receive a bivalent booster dose if it has been at least two months since they completed their primary COVID-19 vaccination series or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved single-strain (monovalent) COVID-19 vaccine.

  • For people ages 12 years and older, the CDC recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech updated boosters.
  • For people 18 years and older, the CDC recommends the Moderna updated boosters.

* The bivalent COVID-19 vaccines contain an mRNA component of the original strain plus an mRNA component shared by the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants to provide better protection against COVID-19.

Where we offer the COVID-19 vaccines

We are offering the vaccines at Seattle Children’s main hospital campus vaccine clinic (Ocean 8), Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) Othello and Seattle Children’s South Clinic in Federal Way. An appointment is required. Walk-in appointments are available only for ambulatory clinic patients who are at the hospital campus.

How to schedule a vaccine appointment

  • Hospital campus or South Clinic in Federal Way: Parents, caregivers and community members may schedule an appointment for their child on the COVID-19 Vaccines at Seattle Children’s The hospital campus clinic is open Monday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The South Clinic offers vaccines on Thursdays only from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • OBCC Othello: Parents, caregivers and community members may call 206-987-7210 to schedule an appointment for their child. Appointments are available during clinic hours Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Support from Child Life services for children who need additional support  

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Seattle Children’s main campus clinic in Seattle offers support from our Child Life specialists each clinic day. Our specialists can provide preparation, distraction and age-appropriate education. NOTE: We need prior notice to provide Child Life services at a vaccine appointment.

  • Parents wishing to have a Child Life specialist should first send an email to ChildLifeCOVID@seattlechildrens.org before scheduling their vaccine appointment. We will then contact them to discuss how we can support them or their child to ensure a safe and positive vaccination experience.
  • Only with prior notice, we can offer:
    • A pre-vaccination clinic visit where a parent or caregiver can visit our clinic and discuss your needs and create a plan with the Child Life specialist
    • A private room or space where we can administer the vaccine
    • Extra time to support patients with sensory or emotional needs as appropriate and within state and federal regulations

Seattle Children’s will not send notices to families regarding this vaccine. We thank our community provider colleagues for continuing to recommend COVID-19 vaccines to their patients as medically advisable.

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Vaccines at Seattle Children’s webpage.