Equity in Vaccination is a Community Effort

As of this month, over 85% of all eligible King County residents have completed their vaccination series. If you look at just residents ages 16 and older, over 80% have received the two-dose series across racial groups and geographies in King County.

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Why should I get a booster if I might get COVID anyway? 

Most everyone knows someone who is sick or has recently had COVID since the extremely contagious Omicron variant started to spread. And it’s possible that someone you know has had COVID even if they got a booster shot. So at this point, you might be thinking: “Why should I get a booster if I might get COVID anyway?”

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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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