Washington Department of Health

Health officials address heart inflammation concerns

The CDC is sending researchers to Washington, at the request of state health officials, to help sort through reports of heart inflammation showing up in teenagers and young adults after they get the COVID-19 vaccine. Washington's acting State Health Officer,…

Washington receives $275 Million in vaccine distribution funding

BOTHELL, Wash. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding the state of Washington $275 million in public assistance grants to aid COVID-19 vaccination efforts statewide, it announced on Friday. Using these funds, FEMA expects Washington state health officials to…

CWU trains 1,000 contact tracers in partnership with DOH

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — By partnering with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Central Washington University (CWU) Multimodal Learning trained more than 1,000 people to become COVID-19 case investigators and contact tracers. After successfully partnering in September of 2020, these…

WATCH: Gov. Inslee addresses pandemic response, 2021 legislative session

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