COVID-19 News

COVID Vaccines for Children Under 5, Not Yet Available at Unity Care NW

UCNW staff will begin booking vaccine appointments for children 6 months to 5 years old in early July. We will update this page and send an email to parents once the correct vaccine is available at Unity Care NW.

COVID-19 vaccines appointments will only be available at Unity Care NW’s North Whatcom Health Center at 6060 Portal Way in Ferndale.

The state’s vaccine locator can also be used by to find an available vaccination appointment locally.


COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccine is still available free of charge. There is no out-of-pocket cost for COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccines are available at Unity Care NW’s North Whatcom Health Center in Ferndale for patients over 5 years old. If transportation is an issue, ask our schedulers about options for helping you get to your appointment.

Call 360-676-6177 for appointments, available Monday – Thursday at our health center at 6060 Portal Way in Ferndale.

Booster vaccine doses

The CDC’s and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup now recommend everyone 5 and older receive COVID-19 booster doses at the recommended interval.



All people, regardless of vaccination status, are still required to wear masks in certain places, including health care settings like Unity Care NW.

How to Access Your Vaccine Records

WaClose up view of blurred COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card by CDC in hand.shington State offers an authorized service called MyIR Mobile which allows you to safely access your immunization records online.

It’s free, it’s official, and it’s secure. Once registered, you can access all of your vaccination records — including your COVID-19 vaccine records.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children & Teens

  • Millions of children and teens ages 5 through 17 years have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Through continued safety monitoring, COVID-19 vaccination has been found to be safe for children and teens.
  • The known risks and possible severe complications of COVID-19 outweigh the potential risks of having a rare, adverse reaction to vaccination.
  • Everyone ages 6 months and older should stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting boosters for everyone 5 years and older if eligible.
  • Use CDC’s COVID-19 booster tool to learn if and when your child or teen can get boosters to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.

You can help our efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic!