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COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues

Next phases: more health care workers, people with high risk illness

 

Last updated 1/6/2021 at 2:30pm

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Vaccine distribution is continuing in the state, with decisions forming on who is next. Decision makers weigh risks of spread and serious illness from COVID-19, to determine next recipients for the vaccines.

The Washington State Department of Health continues to make progress with COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration efforts.

DOH updated phase 1A guidance just before 2021 began, with the goal of expediting vaccine administration efforts across Washington state.

The tally for the last week in 2020 was as follows: 69,349 people in Washington state received the first dose of vaccine. The DOH expects to order second-dose allocations of the Pfizer vaccine over the weekend of Jan. 2 and Jan. 3, 2021.

Those plans mean initial recipients of the Pfizer vaccine will be receiving the second do...



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