A chance to win $1 million (and more), vaccination events in Seattle, facial recognition technology ban passed unanimously, Pride month, child care assistance...

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Banner image showing King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles.

June 3, 2021

"vax and relax" on rock Photo by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash

Photo by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

There’s some good news in King County: More than 75% of County residents have received one vaccine dose, and 66% of County residents 16 years or older are now fully vaccinated.  This means our County is on track to meet our goal of fully vaccinating 70% of residents by the end of this month. 

And, the Governor just announced several incentives to get your vaccine, including a chance to win one million dollars.  More details on the incentives are included below. 

If you have not yet been vaccinated, there are several opportunities to get your shot in Seattle this weekend and next week - - and new incentives, as well!  Details are included below.  If you have questions about the safety or effectiveness of the vaccines, please see this page from the state Department of Health. 

I’m also very pleased that the County Council voted unanimously to approve my legislation banning County use of facial recognition technology.  King County is now the first county and one of the largest jurisdictions in the nation to pass such a ban.  More information on the legislation, as well as media coverage, is included 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 jeanne.kohl-welles@kingcounty.gov. 

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.