Tuesday, May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021

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Yakima council proclamation encourages everyone to get vaccinated

More than 50,000 residents received at least 1 dose


YAKIMA — The Yakima City Council will encourage everyone to get a coronavirus vaccine when it meets in regular session Tuesday.

The council will consider a proclamation that encourages all adults to be safely vaccinated as soon as possible. COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone age 16 and older, and the Yakima Valley has a readily available supply that’s been boosted by doses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

More than 50,000 Yakima Valley residents have already received at least one dose, but 140,000 adults need to receive the vaccine to reach herd immunity, the proclamation says.

The FEMA vaccine site at State Fair Park in Yakima is open from noon to 8 p.m. daily, and shots are free.