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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:48 PM

Over 9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Washington, health officials say

Over 9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Washington, Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah said in a media briefing Wednesday. Approximately 77% of the state’s eligible population has received at least one dose and approximately 71% are considered fully vaccinated.

Washington State Department of Health Acting Assistant Secretary Michele Roberts says that as of Oct. 9, 48% of 12 to 15-year-olds are fully vaccinated, and 54% of 16 to 17-year-olds are fully vaccinated.

“Let's continue to focus on getting our older kids vaccinated,” Robers said during the briefing. "All 12 to 17-year-old children are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine today, and so far, half of that population is fully vaccinated.”

Roberts also spoke Wednesday about the possibility of vaccinating kids ages 5 to 11 soon. “Last week, Pfizer asked the FDA to authorize its vaccine for kids age 5 to 11. We expect the FDA to meet later this month and the CDC’s advisory committee on immunization practices is expected to meet in early November. We are hopeful vaccines will be available for younger kids soon,” she said.


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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:59 PM

1. Good news! nt

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