Expanding vaccination to older adults in King County

Senior woman getting a vaccine from her doctor in her home during a house visit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All older adults in Washington state over the age of 65 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. People 50 and older who live in multigenerational households are also eligible if they meet certain conditions. Due to limited supply of vaccine, not everyone will be able to access a vaccine right away. Access will improve as the supply chain widens and providers in King County receive more doses. Learn how to get vaccinated in King County and read more about the expanded vaccination eligibility.

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Hope for the year ahead: A message from our health officer, Dr. Jeff Duchin

After a dramatic increase in cases for seven weeks beginning in late October, new case reports have fallen from about 750 per day in early December to about 300 new cases daily over the past week, while hospitalizations and deaths continue to be three to four times higher than before the recent surge. Although it is […]

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Where is COVID-19 transmitted in King County? Report shows most common exposure settings are homes, workplaces, community and social gatherings

A new report on outbreaks and exposure settings from Public Health—Seattle & King County describes settings where people may have become infected and finds the most common reported sources of potential exposure in recent weeks are in households, in a variety of community or social activities and gatherings, and in workplaces.

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VIDEO: as COVID cases skyrocket, an update from Dr. Jeff Duchin

As cases skyrocket and hospitalizations increase, Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, shared updates on COVID-19 and what the public needs to do to turn the outbreak around. The upcoming holiday season greatly adds to the risk, and to the importance of taking action now. If people travel, […]

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A Very COVID Holiday

Woman thinking about a holiday meal, with relatives spaced six feet apart and the window open. She wonders if it's too cold for open windows.

Deciding what to do for holidays isn’t easy this year. This comic strip explores one woman’s dilemmas as she considers what to do for Thanksgiving as COVID cases rise in King County.

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