Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine

Many NW Providers Bring Back J&J Vaccine As An Option

Apr 27, 2021
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Several public health agencies in Washington and Idaho say they are going back to administering the Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine after getting the go-ahead from the Centers for Disease Control.

Courtesy of State of Idaho

Idaho public health officials say they’re nearing the point where the supply of Covid vaccine will be greater than the demand.

“We are concerned that we are already seeing a sharp drop off in vaccine uptake," said Idaho state epidemiologist Christine Hahn.

Washington Opens Covid Vaccinations To All Adults Today

Apr 15, 2021
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Washington opens Covid vaccines to all adults, as well as 16- and 17-year-olds, on Thursday. Health providers say they’re bracing for a big rush of people who have waited patiently for their turn.

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For the last few months, Washington has limited who has access to coronavirus vaccines. But those limits go away on Thursday. All adults and 16- and 17-year-olds will be eligible to apply for vaccination appointments.

Courtesy of Veterans' Administration

The Veterans’ Administration in Spokane is expanding its Covid vaccination efforts to veterans, their caregivers and family members.

The expansion is authorized by the Saves Lives Act approved recently by Congress.

Courtesy of Washington Department of Health

Washington's Department of Health is moving its vaccine prioritization soon to more essential workers rather than just those over the age of 65. But one set of workers not found on the priority list is restaurant employees.

Washington Officials Await Delivery Of New J&J Vaccine

Mar 1, 2021
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Health providers who are vaccinating people for Covid are wondering when they’ll begin receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. It’s the third to be approved for use in the U.S.

For Washington hospitals, the answer is they don’t know yet. Cassie Sauer from the state hospital association says her best guess is that the new vaccine will arrive this weekend or early next week.

Washington Covid Vaccine Shipments Increasing

Feb 15, 2021
Courtesy of Washington Department of Health

Washington health officials say the Covid supply chain from the federal government is becoming a little more certain.

Assistant Health Secretary Michele Roberts briefed a Washington House committee today [Monday].