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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Video & Transcript: Media Briefing on Presumptive Monkeypox Case

King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin held a media briefing on May 23, 2022, to share information about a presumptive case of monkeypox in King County and answer reporters’ questions. A transcript of the briefing is now available, and the video of the briefing is below. Originally published May 24, 2022.

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Presumptive Case of Monkeypox Virus in King County

Public Health – Seattle & King County, with support from Washington State Department of Health, is investigating a presumptive case of monkeypox virus infection reported to Public Health yesterday. The case is in an adult male with international travel in the past month to a country that has also reported monkeypox cases recently.

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