By Jana Hill 

Health officials advise continued distance, masking

Snohomish County vaccinations are going well


Last updated 1/6/2021 at 2:30pm

Photo courtesy of Providence

Omar Jome, RN at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, gives a Pfizer vaccine to Dr. Ryan Keay on Dec. 18. Keay is a Martha Lake resident, and the Medical Director for the Emergency Department at Providence.

One more winter holiday is coming up and health officials are sending a message that has been consistent since March, when a worldwide pandemic was first announced: distance and masks while we wait for the science to catch up.

Meanwhile, cases in Snohomish County showed a record-level increase of 668 from Christmas Eve to Dec. 28, a number higher than any data in the spring. The county has had 21,000 cases and 380 deaths since January 2020.

The vaccination effort has begun in Snohomish County and is going well, but it will be midway or late in 2021 before enough people are vaccinated to con...

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