vaccines

'Shot of a Lifetime:' Yakima man claims $250,000 prize

YAKIMA, Wash. — The weekly $250,000 drawing through Washington state's 'Shot of a Lifetime' vaccination incentive program was held this Tuesday and a lucky winner claimed the prize in Yakima. According to a release by officials from Washington's Lottery, a…

‘A Heroes Thanks’: New program offers incentives for vaccinated military members, veterans

Sean McKeagOLYMPIA, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee announced a new vaccine incentive program for Washington’s military community and veterans.  The state has been offering large sums of money, including a $1 million cash prize, for Washingtonians who get a COVID-19 vaccine, but the state database has not included veterans. This is because the Department of Defense has been vaccinating veterans…

Oregon closing in on vaccination goal and reopening economy

Gov. Kate Brown announced that Oregon is close to lifting mask, physical distancing and capacity restrictions statewide. Last month, Brown set a vaccination goal of 70% of Oregon adults receiving at least their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine before reopening the economy. As of Friday, 66% of people who are 18 or older in the state had been vaccinated. For more than a year Oregon has faced some of the nation’s strictest safety measures — county risk levels, mask requirements inside and outside, limited gatherings and restaurants closed for indoor dining. But as vaccination numbers increase, restrictions have been loosened as the state shifts from emergency response to pandemic recovery.

BFHD announces COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Richland, Pasco

KENNEWICK, Wash. — With the mass vaccination site at the Benton County Fairgrounds finished, the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) is offering free COVID-19 vaccinations at clinics set up throughout the Tri-Cities. According to a press release issued by BFHD, a…