vaccines

WSP troopers receive COVID-19 vaccinations

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Troopers and other employees with the Washington State Patrol (WSP) received their first round of COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday, January 15, 2021. This is not a mandatory process with all vaccinated WSP troopers opting for it on…

Oregon reaches daily coronavirus vaccine goal

Officials from the Oregon Health Authority announced that vaccination sites have met the goal of administering a total of 12,000 coronavirus vaccine doses a day. But, authorities said Thursday they must continue to “sustain and expand” their daily totals as the total COVID-19 case count continues to rise. Oregon has administered a cumulative total of 146,137 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, the Oregon Health Authority reported 1,152 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 and 29 additional deaths on Thursday. 

COVID-19 cases up in Washington, vaccinations to be expanded

SEATTLE, Wash.  — The Washington state Department of Health said Wednesday that COVID-19 cases appear to be increasingly sharply in the most recent data. The flat and declining case count trends in mid-to-late December may be due to fewer people…

Yakima first responders begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

YAKIMA, Wash. — First responders from the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) began to receive their coronavirus vaccinations today. They're part of the first wave of essential healthcare workers to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. The first responders received their vaccinations…

WATCH: Update on Washington's vaccine rollout

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Gov. Jay Inslee plans to address the state's COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The update, with Washington Dept. of Health Secretary Dr. Umair Shah and others, was set to begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. You can watch it here…

Veterans throughout Washington are set for vaccination

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is working diligently to those who served with COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the state. The WDVA announced that the Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard was the first location…

Tri-Cities vaccinations begin with Kadlec health care providers

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Phase-1A of COVID-19 vaccinations is underway in the Tri-Cities as Kadlec health care workers have begun to receive vaccinations this week. Kadlec is administering vaccinations based on the location and professional role of each health care professional…

Over 1,000 vaccinations occurred in Washington this week

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Over 1,000 high-risk health care workers throughout Washington state received vaccinations as of midnight on December 16. The Washington Department of Health (DOH) administered 1,159 COVID-19 vaccinations after doses began to arrive on Monday. Vaccinations began for…

US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds more U.S. hospitals geared up to vaccinate their workers Tuesday as federal regulators issued a positive review of a second COVID-19 vaccine needed to boost the nation’s largest vaccination campaign. The Food and Drug Administration said…