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Clark County COVID-19 rates fall for second week in a row

September 29, 2022, 2:29pm Clark County Health

Rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations slightly decreased for the second week in a row in Clark County this week, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

September 26, 2022, 9:04am Health

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Monday to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee walks past a sign asking visitors to complete a health screening as he steps outside to talk to reporters, Thursday, June 2, 2022, at a Dept. of Ecology office in Richland, Wash. On May 25, 2022, Inslee's office said the Governor had tested positive for COVID-19. Inslee, who has recently criticized the slow pace of cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, was speaking ahead of a scheduled tour of the nuclear weapons production site and repeated his message that more federal money is needed to finish the job. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington’s COVID-19 state of emergency to end Oct. 31

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee walks past a sign asking visitors to complete a health screening as he steps outside to talk to reporters, Thursday, June 2, 2022, at a Dept. of Ecology office in Richland, Wash. On May 25, 2022, Inslee's office said the Governor had tested positive for COVID-19. Inslee, who has recently criticized the slow pace of cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, was speaking ahead of a scheduled tour of the nuclear weapons production site and repeated his message that more federal money is needed to finish the job. (AP Photo/Ted S.

September 8, 2022, 3:07pm Latest News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that the state of emergency sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic will end Oct. 31, nearly three years after the Democratic governor first issued the order. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, deaths fall

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September 8, 2022, 11:50am Clark County Health

Clark County’s rate of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations fell this week, and weekly deaths dropped to their lowest level since June, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

This August 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows vials of the company's updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Health officials: Get updated COVID-19 booster, flu shot

This August 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows vials of the company's updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo, Mich.

September 7, 2022, 7:49am Health

Health officials in Washington’s most populous county are urging people to get the new COVID-19 booster. Read story

This August 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows vials of the company's updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo, Mich.

CDC endorses COVID boosters, shots to begin soon

This August 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows vials of the company's updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo, Mich.

September 1, 2022, 5:30pm Health

New COVID-19 boosters that target today’s most common omicron strains are set to begin soon after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the updated shots Thursday. Read story

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Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate increases slightly; county remains at low risk

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September 1, 2022, 4:27pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate increased slightly this week. Hospitalizations decreased, however, and the county remains at low risk for disease transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read story

FILE - A pharmacist injects a patient with a booster dosage of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in Lawrence, Mass., on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.  U.S. regulators have authorized updated COVID-19 boosters, the first to directly target today's most common omicron strain. The move on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2022,  by the Food and Drug Administration tweaks the recipe of shots made by Pfizer and rival Moderna  that already have saved millions of lives.

What Washington needs to know about the new omicron-specific COVID boosters

FILE - A pharmacist injects a patient with a booster dosage of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in Lawrence, Mass., on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.  U.S. regulators have authorized updated COVID-19 boosters, the first to directly target today's most common omicron strain. The move on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2022,  by the Food and Drug Administration tweaks the recipe of shots made by Pfizer and rival Moderna  that already have saved millions of lives.

September 1, 2022, 7:35am Health

While many Americans say they’ve resumed life as if COVID-19 were in the rearview mirror, people are still dying, different variants of the coronavirus continue to emerge and the way officials are trying to grapple with the disease is evolving. Read story

FILE - A pharmacist injects a patient with a booster dosage of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in Lawrence, Mass., on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.  U.S. regulators have authorized updated COVID-19 boosters, the first to directly target today's most common omicron strain. The move on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2022,  by the Food and Drug Administration tweaks the recipe of shots made by Pfizer and rival Moderna  that already have saved millions of lives.

U.S. clears updated COVID boosters targeting newest variants

FILE - A pharmacist injects a patient with a booster dosage of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in Lawrence, Mass., on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.  U.S. regulators have authorized updated COVID-19 boosters, the first to directly target today's most common omicron strain. The move on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2022,  by the Food and Drug Administration tweaks the recipe of shots made by Pfizer and rival Moderna  that already have saved millions of lives.

August 31, 2022, 7:46am Health

The U.S. on Wednesday authorized its first update to COVID-19 vaccines, booster doses that target today’s most common omicron strain. Shots could begin within days. Read story

FILE - This Sept. 21, 2021 file photo shows vials of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in Jackson, Miss. Moderna is suing its main competitors Pfizer and the German drugmaker BioNTech, accusing the rivals of copying Moderna's technology in order to make their own vaccine. Moderna said Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, that Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine Comirnaty infringes on patents Moderna filed several years ago protecting the technology behind its preventive shot, Spikevax.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

Moderna sues Pfizer over patents behind COVID-19 vaccine

FILE - This Sept. 21, 2021 file photo shows vials of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in Jackson, Miss. Moderna is suing its main competitors Pfizer and the German drugmaker BioNTech, accusing the rivals of copying Moderna's technology in order to make their own vaccine. Moderna said Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, that Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine Comirnaty infringes on patents Moderna filed several years ago protecting the technology behind its preventive shot, Spikevax.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

August 26, 2022, 7:30am Business

COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna is suing Pfizer and the German drugmaker BioNTech, accusing its main competitors of copying Moderna’s technology in order to make their own vaccine. Read story