Vaccine

States report vaccine shortages and cancel appointments

NEW YORK (AP) — The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousands of people who managed to get appointments for a first dose are seeing them canceled.

Hospital association: ‘Concerns’ about Inslee vaccine plan

SEATTLE (AP) — While the state struggles to bolster its vaccination distribution efforts, the Washington Department of Health on Tuesday began reporting its most updated vaccination numbers on its online COVID-19 data dashboard. The dashboard, launched months ago, updates Washingtonians every…

More Idaho National Guard troops to help with virus fight

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of Idaho National Guard soldiers helping with the state’s coronavirus response will increase from 250 to 400 to increase vaccine distribution, Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Tuesday. The Republican governor also announced new grants…

Here's when and where you can get your COVID vaccine in WA

It comes as no surprise people want to know where they stand in line for the vaccine. The Washington State Department of Health urged people to be patient on Monday, saying too many were eager to visit the Phase Finder site at once, prompting a backup. 

Ag industry wants farmerworkers prioritized for vaccinations

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The agriculture industry is asking Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to move migrant farmworkers and food factory workers closer to the front of the line for the coronavirus vaccine because they perform work that cannot be…

Washington health officials lay out next steps for vaccines

SEATTLE (AP) — Everyone over 70 years old and anyone over 50 who lives in a multigenerational household will be the next priorities for COVID-19 vaccines in Washington state, health officials said Wednesday. Newly installed Health Secretary Dr. Umair Shah…

Washington DOH outlines next phase of vaccine rollout plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Department of Health on Wednesday released guidance for the next phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. There will be four tiers within Phase 1B, with vaccines being prioritized for people above the age of 70.…