The sites will be located in Kennewick, Ridgefield, Spokane and Wenatchee.
“This virus has been working out. It’s gotten faster and more fit. And we need to fight smarter and harder to beat it.”
States are struggling to plan their vaccination programs with just one week’s notice for how many doses they’ll receive from the federal government.
The general rule is yes – with some exceptions.
If I get the shot, will I still have to wear a mask? When will I know when it’s my turn to get the vaccine? . . .
Americans say they want a single-dose vaccine that’s 90% effective and 1 in 100 chance causing minor side effects.
“Masks and social distancing will need to continue into the foreseeable future — until we have some level of herd immunity.”
Vaccine efforts have been hamstrung by a lack of leadership, too little money and the crisis of surging infections.
Skepticism resides in many quarters, including “anti-vaxxers”; and people of all stripes with perfectly understandable doubts.
How will I know when it’s my turn to get a vaccine? Where will I get a vaccine? I hear that I might still have to wear a mask even after I get vaccinated. Why?
Hospitals across the country have been grappling with how to distribute the first scarce shots that protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
The coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna rely heavily on two fundamental discoveries that emerged from federally funded research.
The vaccine has to be stored at -70 degrees Celsius. Typical freezers don’t get that cold, making distribution of this vaccine a logistical nightmare.
Efficacy is the performance of a treatment under ideal and controlled circumstances, and effectiveness is performance under real-world conditions.
Most officials don’t know how they’ll deal with the difficult storage and transport requirements of Pfizer’s vaccine, especially in hard-hit rural areas.