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People wait to get vaccinated at a shopping mall, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday Nov. 26, 2021. Advisers to the World Health Organization are holding a special session Friday to flesh out information about a worrying new variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in South Africa, though its impact on COVID-19 vaccines may not be known for weeks.

New omicron variant stokes world fears, triggers travel bans

People wait to get vaccinated at a shopping mall, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday Nov. 26, 2021. Advisers to the World Health Organization are holding a special session Friday to flesh out information about a worrying new variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in South Africa, though its impact on COVID-19 vaccines may not be known for weeks.

November 26, 2021, 11:08am Health

The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets plunged and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks, which were largely unknown. Read story

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Clark County reports 12 new COVID-19 deaths, slight uptick in case rate

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November 25, 2021, 10:32am Clark County Health

Clark County reported 719 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths Wednesday, showing a slight uptick in disease activity compared with last week. Read story

As winter approaches, health officials likely won’t lift pandemic-related restrictions anytime soon

November 19, 2021, 8:47am Health

State health officials won’t be lifting pandemic-related mandates anytime soon, but Gov. Jay Inslee hinted Thursday at what the end might look like. Read story

Clark County accepting COVID-related rent aid referrals

November 17, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Clark County will accept 400 referrals for its eviction prevention rent assistance program at noon today. The programs provide rental help to low-income individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

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Clark County reports nine new COVID-19 deaths as case rate begins to fall

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November 10, 2021, 5:04pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 846 new COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths over six days in an abbreviated report Wednesday from Clark County Public Health. Case totals remain plateaued at a high rate. Read story

Study shows vaccine gives longer-lasting protection than immunity from having COVID-19

November 8, 2021, 8:01am Health

While much research is being conducted around immunity, it’s still unclear just how long a person is immune from the virus after testing positive for COVID-19. Read story

Washington school districts ramp up efforts for COVID vaccine clinics, testing programs

November 5, 2021, 7:45am Latest News

As COVID-19 vaccinations begin to be administered to Washington’s youngest school-aged children this week, some of the largest school districts in the state are ramping up efforts to run their own vaccine clinics. Read story

COVID infection rates slowing among kids in Washington, but new reports show they’re still at record highs

November 5, 2021, 7:45am Health

COVID-19 infection rates are dropping among children and teens in Washington, though a new report shows rates remain higher now than at any point before the country’s summer surge of delta cases. Read story

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Little change in Clark County COVID-19 numbers as cases, deaths plateau at high rate

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November 4, 2021, 1:41pm Clark County Health

Clark County's COVID-19 caseload and death rate remained little changed over the past week, with 979 new cases and 15 new deaths, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium.

Public Health says parents should be patient as COVID vaccine becomes available for kids 5-11

FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium.

November 4, 2021, 10:38am Clark County Health

Public Health officials are urging patience for parents wanting to get their children age 5-11 vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. Read story