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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

UW Medicine is scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments in accordance with state guidelines. We are currently scheduling those who meet the eligibility requirements of Phase 1B and 1A.

Appointments may not always be available due to high demand.

You must have an eCare account to schedule an appointment online. Instructions on how to create an eCare account and schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination are below.

Eligibility requirements for Phase 1B

Those eligible to receive the vaccine include:

  • Individuals who are age 65 years and older
  • Individuals who are age 50 years and older in a multigenerational (two or more generations) household, defined as:
    • People who are 50 and older AND are not able to live independently, who either:
      • Are receiving long-term care from a paid or unpaid caregiver, or
      • Are living with someone who works outside the home
    • People who are 50 and older AND are living with and caring for a grandchild, niece or nephew

Please note that no individuals under age 50 are eligible, and no individuals age 50 and older caring for a partner, friend or child (unless that child is a grandchild, niece or nephew) are eligible.

Eligibility requirements for Phase 1A

Those eligible to receive the vaccine include:

  • High-risk healthcare workers in healthcare settings
  • High-risk first responders
  • Long-term care facility residents
  • All other workers at risk in healthcare settings

Learn more about DOH vaccination plans.

How to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

An appointment is required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine; we will not accept walk-ins. We expect long wait times for both online and phone scheduling. We also have a limited number of appointments available based on vaccine supply and location capacity. We appreciate your patience.

Book in eCare

If you meet eligibility requirements, you may schedule your appointment through the UW Medicine patient portal known as eCare. If you are new to UW Medicine and don’t have an eCare account, you can create one by following the instructions below.

When you login to your eCare account, click on "Menu,” then click on "Schedule an Appointment." Next, under “Tell us why you’re coming in,” click on “COVID-19 Vaccine” and follow the prompts to schedule your vaccination appointment.

Call or text

Eligible patients may also call or text 844.520.8700. You will be put in line to receive a call back. Appointments will only be scheduled during the return call.

How to set up an eCare account

Fill out the form on this page. Once you fill out and submit the form, you’ll receive account set-up instructions by email.

If you already have an activation code, set up your account now.

With eCare, you can:

  • Message your doctor

    Securely message your doctor.
  • Access your test results

    View your results and doctor's comments.
  • Request prescription renewals

    Send prescription renewal requests.
  • Manage your appointments

    Schedule, cancel, and view details of your appointments.

Username and password retrieval

If you forgot your username, you can retrieve it here. If you know your username but forgot your password, you can reset it here.

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