Researchers surveyed more than 5,000 inmates in late 2020. Among those asked about their willingness to receive a vaccine, only 45% said they were willing.
The expansion of eligibility comes, in part, in response to a recent uptick in COVID cases in the state.
Scientists call these “vaccine breakthrough” cases, which are expected with any vaccine.
Immunity after infection is unpredictable.
Optimism is warranted, but all of us — even the vaccinated — still need to be careful.
The number of people who are or soon will be eligible will continue to outpace the availability of vaccine for some time.
Will the antibodies we make after being infected with or vaccinated protect us against future viral variants?
But the vaccines still work well against it
4 common questions answered
What the discovery of new COVID-19 variants means for Washington
The short answer is no. You can still get infected after you’ve been vaccinated. But your chances of getting seriously ill are almost zero.
Public Health Insider, Public Health – Seattle & King County A variant strain of the coronavirus that was first identified in South Africa has been detected in King County. The B.1.351 variant was identified through genomic sequencing at the UW Medicine Virology Laboratory on Feb.…
If you already got your first shot, it’s time to start thinking about getting your second one.
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.