Last fall we saw many respiratory virus infections and hospitalizations, including SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and influenza virus (flu). This fall, we want to look at what to expect when it comes to respiratory viruses and some prevention steps you can take.Read More
This week, the CDC recommended that everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Eric Chow, our communicable disease expert, explains where you can get it, how cost will be covered, and why it’s important to get the new vaccine, even if you’ve already had COVID or been vaccinated.Read More
Free COVID-19 vaccinations for all ages will be available Friday, June 9 through Monday, June 12 at this site, no appointment needed. This is a great opportunity to get caught up with the bivalent booster, especially for people ages 50 years and older and people who are immunocompromised who are at higher risk for severe COVID-19.Read More
Con Confianza y En Comunidad celebrates their 3rd year anniversary: Learn more about how the Latinx Community Response Team responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they’ve evolved to serve the needs of Latinos throughout King County.Read More
We’ve updated our COVID-19 data dashboards. Our goal is to make it easier for people to find and understand the current data on Outcomes by Vaccination Status.Read More
By now you may have heard that we’re experiencing high cases of flu and RSV (a respiratory disease) (in-language resources available) this fall, with young children being hospitalized. With cold weather, we spend more time inside. This increases the potential for another surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the coming months.
Diseases like RSV, the flu, and COVID-19 are airborne and spread easily indoors. With that in mind, it’s important to pay attention to indoor air quality.Read More