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Will Americans have the right COVID-19 vaccine this fall? Maybe

July 17, 2022, 6:00am Health

In a few short months, the weather will turn crisp, the holiday season will draw near, and the coronavirus may embark on its third consecutive winter of death and devastation. Read story

U.S. grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall

June 27, 2022, 10:29am Health

U.S. health authorities are facing a critical decision: whether to offer new COVID-19 booster shots this fall that are modified to better match recent changes of the shape-shifting coronavirus. Read story

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., speaks during a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.

Herrera Beutler bill would punish providers for giving minors COVID-19 vaccines without parental consent

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., speaks during a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.

February 15, 2022, 1:58pm Clark County News

Congresswoman Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, introduced a bill last week that would make it illegal for health care providers to administer COVID-19 vaccines to those younger than 18 without the consent of parents or guardians. Read story

A sign tells customers that they can get a flu shot in a Walgreen store in Indianapolis.

Washington: 3 flu-related deaths amid moderate flu activity

A sign tells customers that they can get a flu shot in a Walgreen store in Indianapolis.

January 27, 2022, 7:33am Health

Three people have died in Washington after testing positive for the flu amid flu activity that has risen to moderate levels in the state, state health officials said Wednesday. Read story

A bill in the Washington Legislature would make it a misdemeanor to knowingly display a fraudulent proof of vaccination, punishable by up to 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine or both. It would also make it a class C felony to knowingly sell fake COVID-19 vaccine cards, punishable by up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both.

Having a fake COVID vaccine card could become a crime in Washington, if bill passes Legislature

A bill in the Washington Legislature would make it a misdemeanor to knowingly display a fraudulent proof of vaccination, punishable by up to 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine or both. It would also make it a class C felony to knowingly sell fake COVID-19 vaccine cards, punishable by up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both.

January 25, 2022, 9:00am Latest News

Possessing a fake COVID-19 vaccination card may soon be a crime. Read story

Courtney Martin, left, a nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center, gives the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Ani Hahn, 7, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Seattle. Last week, U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opened a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington kids 5 to 11 are getting vaccinated faster than the national average

Courtney Martin, left, a nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center, gives the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Ani Hahn, 7, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Seattle. Last week, U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opened a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Ted S.

December 6, 2021, 6:04am Health

At Aki Kurose Middle School, Roderick Patel’s son Ezra, 5, sat quietly on his dad’s lap, eyes fixed on an animation on a phone, as he bared an arm for his first shot of COVID-19 vaccine. Read story

Andre Mattus, right, a nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center, gives the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Amar Gunderson, 6 1/2, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Seattle. Last week, U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opened a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Ted S.

More than 129K Washington kids ages 5–11 receive first COVID vaccine dose

Andre Mattus, right, a nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center, gives the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Amar Gunderson, 6 1/2, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Seattle. Last week, U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opened a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Ted S.

December 3, 2021, 7:44am Health

More than 129,000 children ages 5 through 11 in Washington state have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine since eligibility expanded to include younger kids on Nov. 3, health officials said Thursday. Read story

Officer Tyler Chavers stops to check on a homeless encampment near Share House in downtown Vancouver in July 2020.

Vancouver: No plan to mandate vaccines for city employees

Officer Tyler Chavers stops to check on a homeless encampment near Share House in downtown Vancouver in July 2020.

August 25, 2021, 6:11am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is not considering implementing policies that would require that its employees receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, a city spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday. Read story

Safeway pharmacist Kristen Morin administers a dose of vaccine to Carol Hoak of Vancouver.

SW Washington study: Vaccination reduced senior COVID-19 hospitalizations by 90%

Safeway pharmacist Kristen Morin administers a dose of vaccine to Carol Hoak of Vancouver.

July 28, 2021, 9:56am Clark County Health

Being vaccinated against COVID-19 reduced the risk of hospitalization by 90 percent for people age 65 and older, according to a report released Wednesday by public health officials. Read story

In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age.

In most Washington counties, fewer than a third of eligible kids are vaccinated against COVID-19

In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age.

July 28, 2021, 7:42am Health

A majority of Washington's eligible schoolchildren still aren't vaccinated against COVID-19, state data shows, and experts warn that we've reached a critical moment: in most corners of the state, school starts in about five weeks. Read story