King County Statement on Resident Who Died of Rare Vaccine-Related Blood Clot 

Public Health – Seattle & King County has learned of the death of a King County resident from a rare blood clotting syndrome after receiving the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. The individual, a woman in her late 30s, is the first confirmed death in King County from this very rare vaccine complication. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported only three other confirmed deaths nationally. 

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Confirm your vaccination: A new requirement for many activities in King County

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Preventable COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are at extremely high levels in King County, and deaths are increasing. A new Public Health—Seattle & King County (Public Health) policy, announced on September 16, 2021, will create an additional layer of protection from COVID-19. Public Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin has issued a Health Order that will require […]

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New data dashboard tracks COVID-19 risk for unvaccinated people compared to vaccinated people

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Since July, COVID-19, cases have increased rapidly in King County. The worsening outbreak is affecting all of us. And, people who are not fully vaccinated are getting seriously ill and dying at much higher rates than the vaccinated population. That’s clear on a new data dashboard, which shows vaccines are reducing the risk of getting sick, hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19.  

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Public Health recommends mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers

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Public Health – Seattle & King County is recommending mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for healthcare personnel and strongly encourages healthcare facilities and long-term care employers in King County to follow this recommendation. The recommendation is an endorsement of the multisociety statements from wide range of medical, healthcare, and public health professional societies and organizations stating that […]

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