Vaccine

Boosters now available to Washington children ages 5-11

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Children ages 5-11 can now get COVID-19 boosters in Washington.  The Washington State Department of Health expanded booster doses to younger children Friday following guidance from the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Western…

Upcoming webinar looks to answer questions about vaccines for children under 5

SPOKANE, Wash. -- If you have questions or concerns about vaccines for children under five years old, then reserve your spot for Washington's upcoming expert panel. https://twitter.com/WADeptHealth/status/1516211988216569859?s=20&t=2lT_bWDQaAvv-Rnhzha_KQ The Washington Department of Health is holding a free webinar for those curious…

Idaho House approves bill to prevent vaccine discrimination

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation preventing most private and public entities in Idaho from discriminating against people who haven’t received the coronavirus vaccine headed to the governor’s desk on Friday. The House voted 45-23 to approve the measure preventing employers…

FDA could recommend fourth vaccine dose this fall

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine might be needed soon, according to CNN Health. As omicron nears its end, newer infections are mostly breakthrough cases, meaning the virus is developing an immunity towards the original vaccines.…

More than one million Washingtonians have digital vaccine cards

SPOKANE, Wash. -- More than one million Washingtonians have a QR code to prove they're vaccinated. In Oct. 2021, the Washington State Department of Health released WAVerify.org. The online service records physical vaccination cards and turns them into QR codes.…

Fourth dose of COVID vaccine recommended for immunocompromised people

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is being recommended for people with compromised immune systems.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers people moderately or severely immunocompromised if they have:  Been receiving active cancer treatment…