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Homecare administrative assistant Ashley Hill, left, receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Jordan Tran of CVS Pharmacy at Touchmark at Fairway Village in Vancouver.

Clark County eyes mass vaccine clinic as it plans for speeding up vaccinations

Homecare administrative assistant Ashley Hill, left, receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Jordan Tran of CVS Pharmacy at Touchmark at Fairway Village in Vancouver.

January 16, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

As Clark County’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue, staff and residents of Touchmark at Fairway Village recently received doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read story

Prenatal genetic counselor Jaellah Thalberg sees genetic testing as a tool to help identify medical issues before they arise. "It can definitely impact how much or how little intervention people receive," she says.

Working in Clark County: Jaellah Thalberg, genetic counselor with Legacy Health

Prenatal genetic counselor Jaellah Thalberg sees genetic testing as a tool to help identify medical issues before they arise. "It can definitely impact how much or how little intervention people receive," she says.

January 16, 2021, 5:00am Business

A genetic counselor might sound like a profession from the distant future, but for 33-year-old Jaellah Thalberg, it’s her full-time job in the now. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, Florence Mullins, 89, sits in a chair as a family member holds her place in a long line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas. Uncertainty over the pace of federal COVID-19 vaccine allotments triggered anger and confusion Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in some states where officials worried that expected shipments would not be forthcoming.  (Smiley N.

Anger in states over pace of COVID-19 vaccine allotments

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, Florence Mullins, 89, sits in a chair as a family member holds her place in a long line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas. Uncertainty over the pace of federal COVID-19 vaccine allotments triggered anger and confusion Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in some states where officials worried that expected shipments would not be forthcoming.  (Smiley N.

January 15, 2021, 1:01pm Health

Uncertainty over the pace of federal COVID-19 vaccine allotments triggered anger and confusion Friday in some states, with officials worried that the shipments they expected won't be coming through. Read story

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Clark County adds 145 new COVID-19 cases as statewide restrictions extended

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January 15, 2021, 12:22pm Clark County Health

Clark County added 145 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths on Friday, as the state announced no regions would advance to the second phase of its recovery plan. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, mortuary worker transports the body of a COVID-19 victim on a stretcher at the morgue of a hospital in Barcelona, Spain.

Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2M amid vaccine rollout

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, mortuary worker transports the body of a COVID-19 victim on a stretcher at the morgue of a hospital in Barcelona, Spain.

January 15, 2021, 9:54am Health

The global death toll from COIVID-19 topped 2 million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the threat. Read story

CVS, Walgreens under fire for slow pace of vaccination in nursing homes

January 15, 2021, 8:20am Health

The effort to vaccinate some of the country’s most vulnerable residents against covid-19 has been slowed by a federal program that sends retail pharmacists into nursing homes — accompanied by layers of bureaucracy and logistical snafus. Read story

Are new coronavirus variants already in Washington? With limited surveillance it’s hard to know

January 15, 2021, 8:16am Health

As mutated versions of the novel coronavirus pop up across the U.S. — including at least one that is more contagious — researchers in Washington say surveillance in the state is falling short of what’s needed to quickly spot new variants. Read story

David Alt poses with his wife, Helen Alt. David Alt liked to hike and be outdoors. He died in November at age 75 due to complications from coronavirus. His son, David Alt II, is sharing his father's COVID-19 story in hopes that people who hear it will take the virus more seriously. "We have a larger responsibility to the community," he said.

Vancouver man’s ‘life was cut short’ by COVID-19

David Alt poses with his wife, Helen Alt. David Alt liked to hike and be outdoors. He died in November at age 75 due to complications from coronavirus. His son, David Alt II, is sharing his father's COVID-19 story in hopes that people who hear it will take the virus more seriously. "We have a larger responsibility to the community," he said.

January 15, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

When David Alt II was attending college in Pullman, he used to come home to visit his dad in Vancouver, and help him build an A-frame house. Read story

COVID-19 outbreak at Larch climbs to 280

January 14, 2021, 6:31pm Clark County Health

The Washington State Department of Corrections reported Thursday that 280 inmates at Larch Corrections Center have tested positive for COVID-19 to date. All of the cases have occurred in the last 30 days. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Pacoima, Calif. The rapid expansion of vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

Expanded vaccine rollout in U.S. spawns a new set of problems

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Pacoima, Calif. The rapid expansion of vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

January 14, 2021, 1:27pm Health

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Read story