Ask Miss Rona: Pregnancy, Fertility & Breast/Chestfeeding

Ask Miss Rona

Miss Rona is a Q&A series started on Public Health’s Instagram to respond to community questions related to different topic areas of COVID-19. For this week’s Miss Rona, we had two experts from Public Health answering your questions related to all things reproductive health.

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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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Pregnancy and Childbirth During the Pandemic: 10 Things to Know

With the help of Best Starts for Kids’ Prenatal to Five partners at Rainier Valley Midwives and Open Arms Perinatal Services, we’ve gathered the top 10 takeaways for expecting parents to know today as they navigate pregnancy and childbirth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A better experience for clients in the WIC nutrition program

Families who purchase food through the WIC nutrition program are getting a major upgrade this fall: We are replacing a long tradition of paper checks with new electronic cards. It’s more flexible, more convenient, and the upgrade will bring a better overall experience for families. The new WIC cards will be familiar and intuitive to […]

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King County wins lawsuit, blocks federal government from terminating science-based teen pregnancy prevention program

(This News Release comes from the King County Executive Office) King County has won an important victory in U.S. District Court after demonstrating that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) acted unlawfully in abruptly cancelling its Teen Pregnancy Prevention grants two years early. “We sued the federal government because they are attempting […]

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Zika Virus, One Year Later

It’s been just over a year since King County had its first diagnosed case of Zika virus infection. We caught up with medical epidemiologist Dr. Meagan Kay, DVM, to find out what we’ve learned about Zika virus since then, and what concerns health experts have now. At this time last year, Meagan, you were expecting […]

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