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March 4, 2021

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

With the approval of a new vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) and with vaccine supply expected to increase over the next few months, the state and local governments are making preparations for a long-hoped-for surge in vaccination appointments.  However, The Seattle Times just reported the following: Washington state won’t receive more Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until end of March.

Today, Governor Inslee announced the State will move to the next phase of vaccine eligibility on March 22nd, which will expand eligibility to many thousands of individuals.  Earlier this week, teachers, school staff and child care workers had already been prioritized by the federal government (more on this below). (It does not escape me that this expanding eligibility for vaccine will possibly make it more challenging to actually obtain an appointment for getting a vaccine.)

This is exciting news.  However, people will need to remain patient because King County does not expect to see a significant increase in doses for at least the next three weeks.

County sites are adapting to the new prioritization of school staff and child care workers and will continue to prioritize and conduct outreach to BIPOC and vulnerable population groups. All sites will also be open to school staff and child care workers, but the doses are still very limited so it may be challenging to get appointments at our mass vaccination sites.

As the supply of vaccines increases, the County aims to be ready to get more shots into arms.   For details on the Governor’s announcement and the new planned timeline, see the update below. 

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at 

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.