Recent member news: 10/7/2021

October 7, 2021

UW Medical Center requiring transplant patients to be vaxxed
University of Washington Medical Center mandates that all transplant patients must be vaccinated against COVID-19…

MultiCare needs volunteers for a COVID-19 vaccine booster trial
MultiCare is looking for volunteers in the Spokane area to be part of its COVID-19 vaccine booster trial…

New UW Medicine program aims to keep youth out of jail
The program is directed by Dr. Benjamin Danielson, a clinical professor of pediatrics at UW Medicine…

About 160 staff at Eastern State Hospital bumping up against vaccine mandate
About 160 workers at Eastern State Hospital are at risk of losing their jobs if they do not submit their COVID-19 vaccination record to human resources in the next two weeks…

Dog therapy brings smiles to Deaconess staff on pandemic frontlines
Ranger, an 8-month-old Golden Retriever, eagerly wagged a prescription of cuddles Tuesday for a steady stream of nurses and other health care workers on short breaks in the lawn outside MultiCare Deaconess Hospital…

UW Med reports 97% staff vaccination rate two weeks ahead of state deadline, 300 employees request exemptions
UW Medicine announced Tuesday that 97% of its faculty and staff are now fully vaccinated…

As childhood COVID infections hit pandemic highs, experts urge vaccination and testing
“We know mitigation efforts within school settings do work to prevent transmission,” said Dr. Danielle Zerr, chief of infectious disease and virology at Seattle Children’s…

Washington state offers COVID-19 booster shots: Who qualifies and where to get one
“So this booster shot, instead of exposing someone to COVID, exposes them to the antigens in the vaccine,” Dr. Shireesha Dhanireddy, the medical director of the infectious disease clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle…


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