Recent member news: 12/31/2020

December 31, 2020

Skagit Regional Health receives sub-zero freezer donation for COVID vaccine storage
As Skagit Regional Health planned for the acceptance and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, one barrier stood in the way of accepting the first vaccine anticipated to be approved — a lack of ultra-cold storage…

COVID-19 vaccine now available for staff at Eastern State Hospital
Staff members with the highest risk of COVID-19 exposure can now receive the vaccine at Eastern State Hospital…

In pandemic milestone, UW brings COVID-19 vaccines to frontline health care workers
UW Medicine prepared for weeks to receive and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, which are now shipped on a staggered schedule and which also includes the Moderna vaccine…

Clark, Cowlitz counties receive first COVID-19 vaccines
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Lawrence Neville is hopeful that the administration of the first vaccines are “the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic…”

UW Medicine begins clinical trial of experimental Novavax COVID-19 vaccine
UW Medicine’s site for enrolling participants will be the Virology Research Clinic at Harborview Medical Center’s Ninth and Jefferson Building in Seattle. Up to 1,000 volunteers will be enrolled…

Second round of Pfizer vaccine expected in Jefferson County
Meanwhile, Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke said the second round of Pfizer vaccine for Jefferson Healthcare workers in the 1A classification may begin as early as Jan. 5…

600 doses of COVID vaccine arrive in San Juan County
University of Washington Medicine (operator of clinics on Lopez and Orcas) and PeaceHealth (operator of Peace Island Medical Center on San Juan Island) have received doses of vaccine at the regional level, however, as of Dec. 24, those supplies have yet to be distributed to their island medical facilities in order to vaccinate their staff…

Jefferson Healthcare lab staffer chooses shot, says it’s ‘best gift ever’
One week ago, Jefferson Healthcare went into overdrive, vaccinating phase 1A: hundreds of hospital workers, first responders and long-term care facility staffers…

Moderna vaccine widens access to COVID-19 shots in Washington’s rural communities
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is accessible to clinics in Skagit County and other rural areas that don’t have the specialized freezers required by Pfizer’s vaccine…


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