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FILE - Elsa Estrada, 6, smiles at her mother as pharmacist Sylvia Uong applies an alcohol swab to her arm before administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a pediatric vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 11 set up at Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana, Calif., Nov. 9, 2021. As of Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, just over 17% of children in the U.S. ages 5 to 11 were fully vaccinated, more than two months after shots for them became available. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Kids’ low COVID-19 vaccination rates called a ‘gut punch’

FILE - Elsa Estrada, 6, smiles at her mother as pharmacist Sylvia Uong applies an alcohol swab to her arm before administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a pediatric vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 11 set up at Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana, Calif., Nov. 9, 2021. As of Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, just over 17% of children in the U.S. ages 5 to 11 were fully vaccinated, more than two months after shots for them became available. (AP Photo/Jae C.

January 12, 2022, 9:50am Health

Distrust, misinformation and delays because of the holidays and bad weather have combined to produce what authorities say are alarmingly low COVID-19 vaccination rates in U.S. children ages 5 to 11. Read story

FILE - People line up and receive test kits to detect COVID-19 as they are distributed in New York on Dec. 23, 2021. The COVID-19 surge caused by the omicron variant means once-reliable indicators of the pandemic's progress are much less so, complicating how the media is able to tell the story.

Omicron wave prompts media to rethink which data to report

FILE - People line up and receive test kits to detect COVID-19 as they are distributed in New York on Dec. 23, 2021. The COVID-19 surge caused by the omicron variant means once-reliable indicators of the pandemic's progress are much less so, complicating how the media is able to tell the story.

January 12, 2022, 8:38am Health

For two years, coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations have been widely used barometers of the pandemic’s march across the world. Read story

FILE - Maya Goode, a COVID-19 technician, performs a test on Jessica Sanchez outside Asthenis Pharmacy in Providence, R.I., Dec. 7, 2021. Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19?s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in U.S. and Britain

FILE - Maya Goode, a COVID-19 technician, performs a test on Jessica Sanchez outside Asthenis Pharmacy in Providence, R.I., Dec. 7, 2021. Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19?s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.

January 11, 2022, 1:07pm Health

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically. Read story

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Vancouver schools shift to rotating remote learning due to bus driver shortage

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January 10, 2022, 4:07pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools will begin a temporary schedule of mixed remote and in-person learning for middle and high school students starting Tuesday due to a shortage of bus drivers, the district announced Monday. Read story

FILE - In this May 8, 2020, file photo, medical personal work on a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center, which is part of Seattle-area health care system UW Medicine in Seattle.
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Clark County COVID-19 cases skyrocket, more than doubling last week’s total

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January 6, 2022, 2:04pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 3,621 new COVID-19 cases this week, the highest number of new cases reported in a week since the pandemic began. Read story

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Washington plans to distribute millions of at-home COVID tests and masks as omicron surges

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January 6, 2022, 7:30am Health

Washington will begin distributing millions of at-home coronavirus tests and masks and will expand vaccination clinics in an effort to blunt the wave of omicron cases, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday. Read story

First-grader Kolby Schave, 6, prepares to depart the school bus while arriving for hybrid classes at Crestline Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

Clark County schools stick with longer quarantines for COVID-19

First-grader Kolby Schave, 6, prepares to depart the school bus while arriving for hybrid classes at Crestline Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

January 5, 2022, 4:59pm Clark County Health

As students and teachers return from winter break this week, Clark County Public Health officials are identifying ways to maintain the highest level of safety while continuing in-person education. Read story

A pharmacist waits for patients at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the University of Washington campus on May 18 in Seattle.

Washington reports highest number of new COVID cases

A pharmacist waits for patients at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the University of Washington campus on May 18 in Seattle.

December 31, 2021, 8:34am Health

The Washington State Department of Health has reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. Read story

For weeks, volunteers manned more than two dozen petition stations in Vancouver, Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Amboy and Washougal. By Thanksgiving, the group had reached 8,500 signatures, then made a final push over the Black Friday weekend to hit its goal.

Mini-initiative on ‘discriminatory’ mask, vaccine mandates heads to Clark County Council

For weeks, volunteers manned more than two dozen petition stations in Vancouver, Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Amboy and Washougal. By Thanksgiving, the group had reached 8,500 signatures, then made a final push over the Black Friday weekend to hit its goal.

December 30, 2021, 2:27pm Clark County News

Now that signatures have been verified, a mini-initiative asking the Clark County Council to pass an ordinance banning discriminatory mandates, such as mask and vaccine mandates, will next head to the council for review. Read story