Update on vaccinations in King County

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Your Update on What's Happening at the King County Council  

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Earlier this week, I hosted a community town hall with Public Health Director Patty Hayes to share information about vaccine distribution in King County. With over a hundred people in attendance, we unfortunately didn’t have time to answer every question folks had, but it was certainly an informative dialogue that I hope to replicate soon. You can watch a recording of the event here. 

Information about vaccination continues to evolve on a near daily basis. To stay up-to-date, I encourage you to reference Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine website, where you will find a FAQ page and information on getting vaccinated. These webpages will be updated frequently.

Meanwhile, I am working with my colleagues on the Council to ensure that everyone has access to a vaccines as soon as possible, especially the most vulnerable among us. King County must be poised to ramp up distribution as soon as additional supplies become available.

Though the vaccine rollout is not happening as fast as we would like, there is progress being made. Since December, King County has been vaccinating around 4,000 people a day. 65% of doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other hospital staff have received the vaccine, and 60% of first responders and EMTs have received the vaccine. Our region continues to move toward the light at the end of the tunnel, and we will get through this together.

I will continue to pass along updates to you as I receive them. Stay tuned—and stay safe.

Best regards,

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Reagan Dunn
Vice Chair
Metropolitan King County Council

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