Compared to earlier in the pandemic, we’re in a much better place with COVID-19, but it hasn’t gone away. We asked our Health Officer, Dr. Jeff Duchin, to share his thoughts on COVID-19 cases, vaccination, masking, and outlook in King County.Read More
As we get ready for our third winter holiday season with COVID-19, we’re tired of hearing about the pandemic. We would much rather focus on the truly important things in our lives—gathering with loved ones, taking time to relax and recharge, and thinking about all the things we want to make happen in the new year.
But getting sick can put a stop to those plans, and gathering indoors during the cold winter months helps COVID-19—along with RSV and flu—to spread more easily. COVID-19 continues to spread and evolve across King County and in the world around us. And if you or a loved one is over age 50, the chance of having severe disease and needing to visit the hospital is much higher.Read More
Ask Miss Rona is a Q&A series on Public Health’s Instagram account to respond to community questions related to different topic areas of COVID-19. Questions about COVID-19 vaccines for babies and young children were submitted last week by King County residents and answered by subject matter experts at Public Health – Seattle & King County.Read More
King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin held a media briefing on October 13, 2022, to share information and take questions about COVID-19, updated boosters for adults and children, and the local monkeypox outbreak.Read More
An updated booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine is just around the corner. Here is what we expect about the availability and eligibility for the new booster shot.Read More
Now is not the time to put off getting a booster or a vaccination, for you or your child. We asked a medical expert about why you shouldn’t delay your next COVID shot.Read More