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Governor and First Lady get vaccinated for COVID-19


Gov. Jay Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee received their first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. They received their doses in front of journalists while the cameras rolled to promote the safety of the vaccine and to encourage anyone who is eligible to make an appointment to be vaccinated.

The governor and Mrs. Inslee are both 69 years old, making them eligible for the vaccine along with any other state residents over the age of 65. 

"It’s a scientific miracle that we have this safe, comfortable, efficacious vaccine so quickly," the governor said after being vaccinated. "These things normally take years to develop. And to have this, that we know is safe, that we know works, that can not only help yourself but your family and everybody around you, it’s just incredible."


The available COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna both require two doses several weeks apart to be most effective for those receiving it. The governor and Mrs. Inslee expect to have their second doses in the coming weeks.

Those who receive the vaccine are still encouraged to wear masks, stay socially distant and wash their hands regularly. For information on who is eligible to get vaccinated right now and where to find locations offering the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the state Department of Health website.