What’s the deal with boosters (and why it’s a good time for a boost)

Three female friends holding up their vaccination cards and smiling.

Booster shots prevent the most serious health threats from COVID: long-lasting symptoms, hospitalization, and death. But many people in King County who are eligible haven’t gotten their booster shot yet. If that includes you, we’ve pulled together answers to common questions about booster shots that explain why it’s so worth doing.

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Monkeypox update: Local transmission of the virus in King County likely

A recent case of monkeypox was identified in a King County resident that did not report recent travel, suggesting that the virus was transmitted locally. Anyone who has symptoms of monkeypox or has been in close contact with someone with monkeypox should be evaluated by a healthcare provider.

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How childcare and early learning programs are taking simple steps to improve indoor air quality: A closer look at how it works

Improving indoor air quality is one of the most important and long-lasting approaches to reducing the spread of COVID-19. With the emergence of lower-cost options that can make a difference, Public Health has been working alongside child care providers to reduce the virus’ spread and to promote other health benefits by improving indoor air quality.

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TB Evaluation at Transitional Care Center of Seattle

Chest x-ray of someone with tuberculosis

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on the report of an individual at Transitional Care Center of Seattle who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, and supporting the facility as they conduct evaluations for those exposed and provide guidance and information to staff and residents.

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