Are we in a fourth wave? Are the variants storm clouds on the horizon? The latest from our Health Officer on COVID-19 in King County

It can be hard to understand where we are with the COVID-19 pandemic recently. On one hand, it’s great that many people are getting vaccinated in our community. That’s bringing so much hope and relief as it helps reduce infections, hospitalizations and deaths.
On the other hand, not everyone is vaccinated yet, and we are hearing about increases in cases and increases in new coronavirus “variants” that are more contagious.

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Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

As of March 17, pregnant people in Washington state are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.  If you are pregnant or considering a future pregnancy, you probably have lots of questions around risks and benefits of the vaccine.   We’ve provided answers to some of the questions you might have surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Supporting schools through a pandemic

It’s been one full year since Governor Jay Inslee announced the closure of school buildings across the Puget Sound region, including all schools in King County. What we thought might last a few weeks quickly turned into months, and now, for many, over a year.

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