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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2021, file photo, scripps health official draws from a vile of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to administering it at their new drive-thru vaccination site at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, Calif. Executives from the major COVID-19 vaccine producers are set Tuesday, Feb. 23, to answer questions from Congress about expanding the supply of shots needed to curb the pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans. (Nelvin C.

Clark County receives substantial COVID-19 vaccine increase

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2021, file photo, scripps health official draws from a vile of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to administering it at their new drive-thru vaccination site at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, Calif. Executives from the major COVID-19 vaccine producers are set Tuesday, Feb. 23, to answer questions from Congress about expanding the supply of shots needed to curb the pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans. (Nelvin C.

March 1, 2021, 12:45pm Clark County Health

After weeks of being shorted on COVID-19 vaccine allocations from the state, Clark County is receiving a significant vaccine allocation boost — more than triple as many first doses as it usually does in a week. Read story

Residents and staff at Van Mall Retirement received their COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday afternoon, January 22, 2021.

Clark County providers to receive thousands of vaccine doses by next week

Residents and staff at Van Mall Retirement received their COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday afternoon, January 22, 2021.

February 26, 2021, 6:55pm Clark County Health

After weeks of smaller COVID-19 vaccine allocations from the state, thousands of vaccine doses are on their way to Clark County to make up for disparities that have existed in the state’s initial rollout. Read story

PeaceHealth lifts ‘no visitor’ policy

February 26, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has lifted its "no visitor" policy and is now allowing one visitor per day, per patient, with some limited exceptions. Read story

Vaccine clinic planned for Clark County Black community

February 26, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Health

Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center, Odyssey World International Education Services and Bridgeview Resource Center center are teaming up to help vaccinate the local Black community. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, background left, listens as Washington Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah speaks to the media during a tour the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

Southwest Washington legislators, state to meet over vaccine allocation inequity

Gov. Jay Inslee, background left, listens as Washington Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah speaks to the media during a tour the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

February 25, 2021, 5:39pm Clark County Health

A group of legislators from Southwest Washington have secured a meeting with the state Department of Health on Saturday to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine allocation disparity that exists for Clark County. Read story

Residents and staff at Van Mall Retirement received their COVID-19 vaccinations in late January. Many Clark County residents have experienced long waits for the vaccine, which might be caused by low vaccine allocation from the state to the county.

Herrera Beutler grills state health secretary over vaccine allocation

Residents and staff at Van Mall Retirement received their COVID-19 vaccinations in late January. Many Clark County residents have experienced long waits for the vaccine, which might be caused by low vaccine allocation from the state to the county.

February 24, 2021, 7:32pm Clark County Health

A day after Clark County Public Health released data showing the state’s vaccine allocation to the county hasn’t been proportional to other counties, Washington’s secretary of health admitted the state needs to better help local health jurisdictions that have received smaller allocations from the state. Read story

Chuck Adams of La Center, left, gives a thumbs-up while receiving his COVID-19 vaccination from Staff Sgt. Cory Hoveskeland of the National Guard at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021. Adams said getting the vaccination went smoothly. "I didn't even feel it," he said. Tuesday was the first day of mass vaccinations in Clark County, which are given by appointment only.

Melnick: Clark County near bottom of vaccine allocation in Washington

Chuck Adams of La Center, left, gives a thumbs-up while receiving his COVID-19 vaccination from Staff Sgt. Cory Hoveskeland of the National Guard at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021. Adams said getting the vaccination went smoothly. "I didn't even feel it," he said. Tuesday was the first day of mass vaccinations in Clark County, which are given by appointment only.

February 24, 2021, 11:30am Clark County Health

The Clark County Board of Health agreed Wednesday morning to send a letter to state leaders seeking information regarding why the state has been supplying fewer COVID-19 vaccine doses to Clark County, according to a Clark County Public Health data analysis.   Read story

Kelly Nguyen of Safeway, left, gives a COVID-19 vaccination to Flor Bonura of Washougal as her husband, Thomas, snaps a photo with his smartphone at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021. Tuesday was the first day of mass vaccinations in Clark County, which are given by appointment only.

Data shows state is shorting Clark County vaccine allocation

Kelly Nguyen of Safeway, left, gives a COVID-19 vaccination to Flor Bonura of Washougal as her husband, Thomas, snaps a photo with his smartphone at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021. Tuesday was the first day of mass vaccinations in Clark County, which are given by appointment only.

February 23, 2021, 6:45pm Clark County Health

Ever since the COVID-19 vaccine was unveiled in Washington in mid-December, Clark County's vaccine administration has lagged behind the rest of the state, despite the fact that Clark County is the fifth-largest county in the state and the hub of Southwest Washington. Read story

Laura Fitzgibbon joins clients in some warmup exercises via computer. Some clients join the workouts from their adult family homes.

CDM Caregiving Services battles isolation among seniors in Southwest Washington

Laura Fitzgibbon joins clients in some warmup exercises via computer. Some clients join the workouts from their adult family homes.

February 21, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Health

For some of Laura Fitzgibbon’s clients, leaving home to visit a doctor represents a high point in their lives over the last few months. Read story

Artist Claudia Carter looks over a piece titled, "Self Portrait," in the side window exhibit at Vancouver Community Library in Vancouver. Carter has been putting on a Black History Month installation for four years. In February 2020, she was diagnosed with cancer and her goal was to live until at least February 2021 for one last installation.

Artist, cancer patient curates Black history exhibit at Vancouver library

Artist Claudia Carter looks over a piece titled, "Self Portrait," in the side window exhibit at Vancouver Community Library in Vancouver. Carter has been putting on a Black History Month installation for four years. In February 2020, she was diagnosed with cancer and her goal was to live until at least February 2021 for one last installation.

February 17, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Health

When Lynda Tang met Claudia Carter in July, Carter had a singular focus. Read story