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Clark County COVID-19 infections trending upward

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December 8, 2022, 2:37pm Clark County Health

The COVID-19 infection rate in Clark County continues to rise as health officials continue to urge anyone eligible to get an updated booster shot. Read story

Deborah Sampson, left, a nurse at a University of Washington Medical Center clinic in Seattle, gives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot to a 20-month-old child, June 21, 2022, in Seattle. The U.S. on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 open doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccines for most children younger than age 5. The Food and Drug Administration's decision aims to better protect the littlest kids from severe COVID-19 at a time when children's hospitals already are packed with tots suffering a variety of other respiratory illnesses, too. (AP Photo/Ted S.

FDA clears updated COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age 5

Deborah Sampson, left, a nurse at a University of Washington Medical Center clinic in Seattle, gives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot to a 20-month-old child, June 21, 2022, in Seattle. The U.S. on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 open doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccines for most children younger than age 5. The Food and Drug Administration's decision aims to better protect the littlest kids from severe COVID-19 at a time when children's hospitals already are packed with tots suffering a variety of other respiratory illnesses, too. (AP Photo/Ted S.

December 8, 2022, 8:54am Health

U.S. regulators on Thursday cleared doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than age 5. Read story

Miranda Neumann holds her 14-month-old son, Collins, who was on a feeding tube while being treated for the flu at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Respiratory illnesses strike children, too: Trio of RSV, flu, COVID straining hospitals across Clark County

Miranda Neumann holds her 14-month-old son, Collins, who was on a feeding tube while being treated for the flu at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

December 8, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

As Clark County continues to battle the surge of respiratory-related illnesses, some parents are having to bring their little ones to the hospital for help. Read story

Deborah Sampson, left, a nurse at a University of Washington Medical Center clinic in Seattle, gives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot to a 20-month-old child, June 21, 2022, in Seattle. Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5. The youngest tots already are supposed to get three extra-small doses of the original vaccine as their primary series. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 that if the Food and Drug Administration agrees, the updated vaccine would be used for the third shot. The FDA already has cleared COVID-19 vaccines tweaked to better target omicron as boosters for everyone 5 and older. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Pfizer asks FDA to clear updated COVID shot for kids under 5

Deborah Sampson, left, a nurse at a University of Washington Medical Center clinic in Seattle, gives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot to a 20-month-old child, June 21, 2022, in Seattle. Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5. The youngest tots already are supposed to get three extra-small doses of the original vaccine as their primary series. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 that if the Food and Drug Administration agrees, the updated vaccine would be used for the third shot. The FDA already has cleared COVID-19 vaccines tweaked to better target omicron as boosters for everyone 5 and older. (AP Photo/Ted S.

December 5, 2022, 1:00pm Business

Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5 — not as a booster but part of their initial shots. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 infection rate rises since last report

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December 1, 2022, 2:15pm Clark County Health

The COVID-19 infection rate in Clark County rose this week, following a week without an update during the Thanksgiving holiday. Read story

The Washington State Department of Health's "Health-in-motion Care-a-van" makes a stop at St. Joseph Catholic Church to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations in February.

Triple whammy of respiratory illnesses hits Clark County

The Washington State Department of Health's "Health-in-motion Care-a-van" makes a stop at St. Joseph Catholic Church to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations in February.

November 30, 2022, 11:23am Clark County Health

Washington, like the country at large, is in the middle of a “triple whammy” of respiratory illnesses as hospital beds continue to fill with COVID-19, flu and RSV patients. Read story

COVID hospitalization rates in babies as bad as for seniors amid omicron wave, study shows

November 30, 2022, 8:30am Health

Infants younger than 6 months had the same rate of hospitalization as seniors age 65 to 74 during this summer’s omicron wave, according to a new report. Read story

State’s COVID-19 response website to be decommissioned

November 30, 2022, 7:47am Health

The state Department of Health’s coronavirus response website will be decommissioned Thursday. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 infection rate rises

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November 17, 2022, 2:35pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s rate of COVID-19 infections rose slightly this week, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

People wearing face masks walk at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. Everyone in a district of 1.8 million people in China's southern metropolis of Guangzhou was ordered to stay home Saturday to undergo virus testing and a major city in the southwest closed schools as another rise in infections was reported.

China tightens restrictions as rise in COVID-19 cases reported

People wearing face masks walk at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. Everyone in a district of 1.8 million people in China's southern metropolis of Guangzhou was ordered to stay home Saturday to undergo virus testing and a major city in the southwest closed schools as another rise in infections was reported.

November 12, 2022, 1:51pm Health

Everyone in a district of 1.8 million people in China’s southern metropolis of Guangzhou was ordered to stay home for virus testing Saturday and a major city in the southwest closed schools as another rise in infections was reported. Read story