Vaccinating children – when?, booster shots, restoring Puget Sound, preventing lead exposure, innovative climate fixes...

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November 4, 2021


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,  

As you know, we had big news this week when the FDA, followed by the CDC, approved pediatric COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5-11 years old. However, there may be a bit of a wait before children can begin receiving the shots. Although the shots have begun arriving in our state already, King County Public Health sites do not yet have appointments available for children 5-11. However, some pediatricians, pharmacies and other locations may already have appointments available for the pediatric vaccines.  The CDC began shipping the pediatric vaccines this week and some providers may not receive shipments until next week.   

According to Public Health’s Facebook page: “Vaccine appointments may be limited for the next 2 weeks at Public Health Vaccination Clinics and our Partner Vaccination Sites. There is a waitlist for all appointments at Public Health's King County vaccination sites.”

See below, as well as this article in The Seattle Times for more information: How to look for kids’ COVID vaccine appointments in Washington state.

I understand families are anxious to get their kids vaccinated and protected from COVID-19, but as with the initial rollout of the adult vaccinations there may be a slight delay in getting appointments for the first doses. 

I’m including more details on vaccinating children below, as well as where to find more information on booster shots, as well as on County water restoration projects, preventing lead exposure, and much more. I also highly recommend today’s Moment of Inspiration.

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.