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By Joseph Claypoole
WNPA News Services 

State lowers age of those eligible for vaccines


Last updated 2/3/2021 at 11:38am

Snohomish County Emergency Coordination Center

A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccine from a Seattle Visiting nurse Thursday, Jan. 12, at a drive-thru site at Paine Field. The Snohomish County Vaccine Force has opened three drive-thru vaccination sites at Paine Field in Everett, Edmonds College in Lynnwood, and the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.

Just when residents of Washington will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine depends on how many doses the federal government delivers and how many the state can administer in a day.

Currently, the state is receiving 100,000 doses per week and administering 14,000 doses per day, but Gov. Jay Inslee acknowledged Jan. 18 there have been major bumps in the road so far.

"I have to be forthright with Washingtonians," Inslee said. "Patience is going to be one of the most important assets for us in the upcoming weeks and months."

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