Free MMR vaccine now available for child care workers

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Safeway at 155th and Aurora
The Department of Health is collaborating with Safeway Inc. and Albertsons Companies LLC and with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to offer free measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination for uninsured child care workers and volunteers.

As of July 28, 2019, Washington state law will require staff and volunteers of licensed child care centers to be immunized against measles.

The Safeway pharmacy at N 155th and Aurora is one of only 15 pharmacies across the state that will offer MMR vaccine free of charge through June 2020 to uninsured child care staff and volunteers who need it.

The pharmacy will also waive the administration fee. The cost and fees will also be waived for those who are underinsured and cannot afford the vaccine.

Safeway Pharmacy (Store #3213)
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 539-5500
Contact the store for details, such as hours and vaccine availability.

Child care staff and volunteers who have insurance also have options to get vaccinated. MMR vaccine for those age 19 and older is covered by most insurance companies and by Medicare and Apple Health (Medicaid). Learn more about the cost and coverage of adult vaccines

Washington also provides recommended vaccines at no cost to everyone under the age of 19.

The effort is a collaboration between Safeway and Albertsons; the Department of Health; the Department of Children, Youth, and Families; and the Washington State Pharmacy Association.


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