While many older adults have access to the internet and are tech-savvy, others are not.
More contagious variants add to the struggle agencies already face to trace contacts, communicate with the public and vaccinate residents.
Centralized approaches by states like West Virginia and Alaska have proved to be more efficient.
“We’re seeing the consequences now of a complete and utter failure to ensure we have a full and robust vaccination system.”
“. . . get whatever you can as soon as you can get it. . . “
The mutations carried by the variant that first appeared in the U.K., known as B.1.1.7, make the virus more “fit.”
Sites seek to improve access to vulnerable older residents.
More than 40,000 county residents have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
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.”