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Washington Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah speaks at a news conference with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. Inslee also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Delta wave receding in Washington, but COVID caution still advised, including on Halloween

Washington Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah speaks at a news conference with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. Inslee also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 14, 2021, 8:26am Health

Officials with the state Department of Health on Wednesday said that while the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations decline, Washington needs to remain vigilant in avoiding transmission that could stress hospitals more. Read story

Vials of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

$1 million grant to help Southwest Washington nonprofit with COVID-19 outreach

Vials of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

October 14, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

COVID-19 vaccination rates are much lower in nonwhite communities, including Black, Indigenous and people of color as well as among foreign language speakers, the unhoused and those living a marginalized existence. Read story

Clark County Council to meet online until 2022

October 14, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clark County Council will continue to hold public meetings online through the end of the year. At that time, the council will review the situation and consider whether in-person meetings can resume. Read story

A medical team adjusts tubes and cords after turning a COVID-19 patient onto their stomach to help with breathing, inside the intensive care unit at Central Washington Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The medical team isn't wearing protective gear because the patent isn't contagious anymore.

‘I have no beds’: Hospitalizations spike in rural Washington amid fifth COVID-19 wave

A medical team adjusts tubes and cords after turning a COVID-19 patient onto their stomach to help with breathing, inside the intensive care unit at Central Washington Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The medical team isn't wearing protective gear because the patent isn't contagious anymore.

October 11, 2021, 6:05am Health

WENATCHEE — Promptly at 4 p.m., eight hospital workers garbed in gowns, masks and face shields file into a room on the third floor of the intensive care unit. Read story

Cash for jabs pays off, study finds

October 10, 2021, 12:30pm Health

STOCKHOLM — A Swedish study found that a modest $24 incentive increased vaccination rates, lending support to measures that aim to get more people to take COVID-19 jabs by handing out cash. Read story

FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, healthcare workers test patients in their cars at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site run by the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and the Nevada National Guard in Las Vegas. Nevada this week became one of the last states to include rapid antigen tests in its coronavirus tallies. Experts say the change could provide a fuller picture of the pandemic but also upend metrics used to gauge how the virus is spreading.

Nevada among last states to add rapid tests to virus tally

FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, healthcare workers test patients in their cars at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site run by the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and the Nevada National Guard in Las Vegas. Nevada this week became one of the last states to include rapid antigen tests in its coronavirus tallies. Experts say the change could provide a fuller picture of the pandemic but also upend metrics used to gauge how the virus is spreading.

October 9, 2021, 2:00pm Health

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada this week became one of the last states to publicly report rapid antigen tests as part of its coronavirus tallies — a move that experts said could provide a fuller picture of the pandemic but also upend metrics used to gauge how the virus is… Read story

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Clark County reports 1,110 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

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October 7, 2021, 12:10pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 1,110 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths from the disease this week as disease activity remained high and hospitalizations rose slightly, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

Flu season can begin as soon as October and stretch into the spring.

Clark County Public Health officials urge: get flu shot

Flu season can begin as soon as October and stretch into the spring.

October 7, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Health

As COVID-19 cases remain at a high level, public health officials are calling on Clark County residents to get a flu shot to protect against influenza and reduce the burden on the medical system. Read story

FILE - This Saturday, March 6, 2021, file photo shows vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy in Denver. Johnson & Johnson has asked U.S. regulators to allow booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward shoring up protection in more vaccinated Americans. J&J said Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, it filed data with the Food and Drug Administration on giving a booster dose between two to six months after vaccination.

Washington woman dies from rare J&J vaccine complication

FILE - This Saturday, March 6, 2021, file photo shows vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy in Denver. Johnson & Johnson has asked U.S. regulators to allow booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward shoring up protection in more vaccinated Americans. J&J said Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, it filed data with the Food and Drug Administration on giving a booster dose between two to six months after vaccination.

October 5, 2021, 12:45pm Health

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state health authorities say a woman in her late 30s has died from a rare blood-clotting syndrome after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Read story

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Battle Ground votes down ‘medical freedom’ ordinance

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October 4, 2021, 10:49pm Clark County News

Following a heated exchange, the Battle Ground City Council on Monday voted down a proposed “medical freedom” ordinance in a 4-2 vote. Read story