Getting vaccinated just got easier (at last!)

Shows a vaccinator and patient at a vaccination event

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments are open across King County. Kent and Auburn sites now offer walk-in vaccination and additional hours. To find a vaccine provider near you, visit kingcounty.gov/vaccine.

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Racism is a Public Health Crisis: Community Engagement

Inequity and injustice impact us all. Since declaring Racism is a Public Health Crisis (RPHC), King County Government and Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) have committed to developing stronger and better resourced partnerships with community organizations and leaders to disrupt and dismantle racism and protect the health and well-being of our all our residents, regardless of race or location.

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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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Fewer TB cases in King County could be due to a decline in testing, not infections

Chest x-ray of someone with tuberculosis

In a typical year, 1.5 million people die of tuberculosis (TB) globally and 10 million fall ill with it. In Washington, 7% of people with active TB die. TB has been infecting and killing humans for thousands of years, and in fact, it is still one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. Locally, about 100 people are diagnosed with infectious TB every year in King County.

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COVID-19 Outbreak Data Now Available Through Online Dashboard

Updated data on COVID-19 outbreak settings is now available on Public Health’s COVID-19 webpage. It provides a snapshot of the number of outbreaks that Public Health has identified across various settings such as worksites, long term care facilities and schools.

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More free flu vaccination clinics throughout King County

It’s not too late to get a flu vaccination and more free flu vaccination clinics are happening in King County! New locations in Kent, SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, and Seattle. More clinics will be added at kingcounty.gov/findaclinic.

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