Half a million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in King County

Mar 3 2021, 6:57 pm

King County hit a major milestone on Tuesday, officially administering 500,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to Public Health Seattle and King County, 100% of nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in King County have been visited by vaccinators. Fifty-nine percent of King County residents aged 75 years or older have at least one documented dose.

Sixty-eight percent of licensed healthcare workers have received at least one dose, and 17 mobile teams have been deployed in the field to vaccinate high-risk older adults in the county.

While Phase A1 is still the priority, the DOH is hoping that the release of Phase B1 guidance will help facilities, counties, and individuals plan for the months ahead. Once the state is ready to start Phase B1, they will let communities know how and where to get the vaccine.

Those in Phase B1 include all people 70 years or older and those 50 years or older in multigenerational households.

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