COVID vaccinations total 599,000 in Pierce County, 1.8 million in King County

The share of Pierce County’s residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is approaching the three-quarters mark.

As of April 9, 70.2 percent of vaccine-eligible residents (ages 5 and up) were fully vaccinated, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The 1.4 million shots given to 599,600 people included boosters.

By age group, the most-vaccinated residents are older adults: 50 to 64-year-olds (79 percent), 65 to 79 (85 percent), and 80 and older (94 percent).

Information on getting vaccinations in Pierce County is available at

Pierce County was averaging about 73 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents in mid-April. In King County, the rate was 110 cases per 100,000 residents.

On April 15, King County officials reported 3,743 cases over the previous seven days—a 37 percent increase from an earlier seven-day period that ended April 8.

About 1.8 million of the county’s residents were fully vaccinated by mid-April, according to Seattle-King County Public Health. The agency has information about getting vaccinated at and 206-477-3977.