Upcoming Changes to COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution 

February 12, 2023

COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available for purchase on the open market, allowing qualified medical providers to purchase vaccines from manufacturers and third-party distributors directly.  

Until now, the federal government has been a key player in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, which will shift to a private market model once commercialization occurs.  

The process will follow the distribution model for other vaccines, such as those for the flu and shingles. A program plans to offer COVID-19 vaccines to enrolled providers through the Childhood Vaccine Program and Adult Vaccine Program.  

To learn whether you meet enrollment requirements to purchase COVID-19 vaccines, visit the above program webpages or contact  WAChildhoodVaccines@doh.wa.gov or WAAdultVaccines@doh.wa.gov

For more information, we invite you to join the Partner Call on Feb. 7, 2023, at 9 a.m. Click here to register.