COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated March 14, 2022

COVID-19 vaccine is available to people age 5 years and older. Several health care providers, local pharmacies, and other vaccination sites are offering vaccine in and around Cowlitz County. See our "Vaccine Locations"  section below to find out where you can get vaccinated. 

Only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for people age 5 years and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available to people ages 18 years and older. See our "Data & Information" section below to learn more about how the vaccines work.

Pediatric Pfizer vaccine is administered to children ages 5-11 in a two-dose series, three weeks apart. Doses for that age group are one-third the dose given to people age 12 years and older (10 micrograms vs. 30 micrograms) and contain the same vaccine ingredients.

→ Have questions about COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11? Visit: www.VaccinateWA.org/kids 

Location  Vaccine Locations

Health care providers (find more locations)

Kaiser Permanente
— 1230 7th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632. Open to members and non-members. 
— Visit Kaiser's website to check for appointments.

PeaceHealth
— PeaceHealth has transitioned first dose COVID-19 vaccinations to its primary care clinics. 
— Contact your local PeaceHealth primary care provider to schedule an appointment or call 833-375-0284.

Family Health Center
— Visit Family Health Center's website or call (360) 636-3892 to check for appointments.

Cowlitz 
Free Clinic
 945 Washington Way Suite 141, Longview, WA 98632

— Visit Community Health Partners' website to check for appointments.

Remember! The public cannot get vaccinated at Cowlitz County Health and Human Services offices.

☎  Text your zip code to 438-829 (GETVAX) or 822-862 (VACUNA) to find vaccine locations near you!
Local pharmacies (find more locations)

Safeway 
— Locations in Longview, Kelso & Woodland are providing vaccine. Visit
 
Safeway’s website to learn more.

Rite Aid
— Locations in Longview & Kelso are providing vaccine. Visit 
Rite Aid’s website to learn more.

Fred Meyer
— A location in Longview is providing vaccine. Visit 
Fred Meyer’s website to learn more.

Walmart
— Locations in Longview are providing vaccine. Visit 
Walmart’s website to learn more.

Walgreens
— A location in Longview is providing vaccine. Visit Walgreens' website to learn more.

Vaccine Icon Booster & Additional Doses

Who should get a booster dose?

✔️ Pfizer-BioNTech
✔️  Moderna
✔️  Johnson & Johnson


What's a booster dose? Vaccine booster doses are given when the immune response from the primary vaccine series begins to wane over time.

• You should get your booster dose at least 5 months after receiving your first two doses of the Pfizer vaccine if you’re age 12 years or older.
• You should get your booster dose at least 5 months after receiving your first two doses of the Moderna vaccine if you’re age 18 years or older.
• You should get your booster dose at least 2 months after receiving one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine if you’re age 18 years or older.

Booster doses can be mixed and matched. CDC recommends people get either Pfizer or Moderna for their booster dose. Ages 12-17 may only get a Pfizer booster dose.

Booster doses of Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine are the same as the first (and for Pfizer, second) doses. The Moderna booster dose is a half dose.
 
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine booster doses here: https://bit.ly/2Y0a7Nx.


Who should get an additional dose?

✔️ Pfizer-BioNTech
✔️  Moderna
  Johnson & Johnson


What's an additional dose? Additional doses are given to people who are immunocompromised and who did not experience a strong immune response to their primary vaccine series. 

The CDC recommends people ages 5+ who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should get an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine 28 days after receiving their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

People who are immunocompromised and who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should not receive an additional dose. They should instead receive a booster dose 2 months after receiving their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Learn more about additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine here: https://bit.ly/3CRJDMY.

  ☎  Have questions?


—  If you have questions about vaccine sites in Cowlitz County, call Cowlitz County Health and Human Services: 360-414-5599, then press 4

— If you don't use the internet or need help accessing COVID-19 information, call the local Aging & Disability Resource Center: (360) 501-8399

— If you need help getting to vaccination sites in Cowlitz County, call Community in Motion: (360) 762-5292 at least two business days prior to your appointment for a free ride

— If you are blind or low vision and are having trouble locating accessible vaccination sites, call the Blind COVID Access Line: (360) 947-3330

— If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, call the state's information hotline: 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357), then press #
 (language assistance is available)


— If you want to offer COVID-19 vaccine at your workplace or event, request a visit from the state Department of Health: https://bit.ly/39MwKXG. Direct questions to: equity@doh.wa.gov or call 800-525-0127

Vaccine Information Data & Information

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

 Click ⇈ on the image above to view the Washington State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard

The dashboard displays state- and county-level COVID-19 vaccination data on the "Vaccinations" tab.

COVID-19 vaccination data is updated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Vaccination Progress
Last Updated: March 14, 2022
Initiating Vaccination

 68,296 
(62% of total 
population)

 Total number of Cowlitz 
County residents who have 
received at least 1 dose.

Completing Vaccination

62,367
(56% of total

population)

 Total number of Cowlitz 
County residents who have 
completed vaccination.

Cowlitz County Initiating & Completing Vaccination 2020-2022

Vaccination Coverage 
Last Updated: February 22, 2022
Higher Vaccine Coverage
(% Completed)

Lower Vaccine Coverage
(% Completed)
Ages 65-79 (77%)
Age 80+ (71%)
Ages 50-64 (70%)
Ages 35-49 (64%)

Ages 5-11 (13%)
Ages 12-17 (42%)
Ages 18-34 (58%)
Castle Rock (75%)
Ryderwood (60%)
Kalama (57%***)

SE Rural County* (41%)
Kelso (51%)
NE Rural County
** (52%)
Longview (55%)

Woodland (54%)
Pacific Islander (96%)
Asian (73%)

Black (60%)
American Indian (52%)
White (52%)

Hispanic (38%)
Females (60%)

Males (53%)

DATA AS OF 2/22/2022 

*Rural SE Cowlitz County includes Ariel and Cougar.
**Rural NE Cowlitz County includes Silver Lake and Toutle.
***Rate is statistically similar to the county average.

NOTE: Vaccine coverage rates among demographic groups are determined by comparing all vaccine recipients in Cowlitz County for whom each demographic characteristic is known. Vaccine coverage rates among racial/ethnic groups, for example, are identified by comparing vaccine coverage among each group to vaccine coverage among all vaccine recipients with known race/ethnicity data. Vaccine recipients with unknown race/ethnicity data are excluded from the calculation. Because of this, vaccine coverage rates for some demographic groups may be lower than the overall county average but are identified as having higher vaccine coverage, or vice versa. Fourteen percent of vaccine recipients are either missing race/ethnicity data or are listed as “other” race ethnicity.

Several vaccines are authorized for emergency use or fully approved by the U.S. FDA. These vaccines were shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials. They were developed, tested, and authorized using the same rigorous process used for other successful vaccines.


Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Information Opens in new window Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Information Opens in new window Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Information Opens in new window


Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available for people age 18 years and older and requires one dose. Moderna vaccine is available to people age 18 years and older and requires two doses. Pfizer vaccine is available to people age 5 years and older and requires two doses.

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U.S. FDA EUA vaccine fact sheets

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Facts about COVID-19 vaccines

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Frequently Asked Questions

Washington State Department of Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions

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More resources


• For answers to COVID-19 vaccine FAQs, informational videos, distribution updates and additional guidance from the state Department of Health, click here.

• For answers to COVID-19 vaccine FAQs about safety, development and planning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here.


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Want To HelpWant to help?

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services partners with Region IV Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response for volunteers during public health emergencies.

• 
Information on how to volunteer for the Regional Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) can be found on this Clark County Public Health emergency response volunteers webpage

• 
Information on how to volunteer through the Washington State Emergency Registry of Volunteers (WAserv) can be found on the state's community health volunteer webpage.