Tag Archives: Washington State

DOH Encourages Uptake of the New Bivalent Booster

The updated bivalent booster is specifically designed to combat the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variants and offers better protection against COVID-19 now that omicron variants are the most widely circulating strains. Learn more about regional variant proportions here.   The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging all eligible people to get the bivalent booster to increase their protection against …

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DOH Care-A-Van and Power of Providers Initiative Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at State Universities

On September 14, 2022, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) shared a news release announcing upcoming COVID-19 vaccines clinics taking place on university campuses throughout Washington state. In partnership with the Power of Providers initiative, the DOH Care-A-Van program is providing vaccine and booster doses to university students, staff and faculty, as well as members of the public who are eligible …

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As We Learn to Coexist With COVID-19, the CDC and DOH Offer Resources to Help Navigate Risk

With the launch of ForWArd—Washington’s long-term COVID-19 response plan—and the lifting of certain COVID-19 related mandates at the state and federal level, communities are evaluating what coexisting with COVID-19 looks like. Many tools are available to support the public in tracking COVID-19 and navigating life in the next season of the pandemic.   The Department of Health’s (DOH) COVID-19 Data Dashboard is a …

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Department of Health Report Shows Childhood Immunization Rates Currently Below Pre-pandemic Averages

The Department of Health has issued a press release (Spanish) reminding the community to schedule well-child appointments to stay updated on immunizations. A new report shows that vaccination rates of children ages birth to 18 are currently below pre-pandemic levels. The Department of Health (DOH) recommends that healthcare providers and other agencies put focused effort towards encouraging routine vaccination in order to reach pre-pandemic levels …

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