Officials from Moderna and Pfizer are assessing their responses to the new COVID-19 variant omicron and say it will take months to develop a tweaked shot if needed.
As the COVID-19 Delta variant surge is slowing down, global concern for the new Omicron variant is picking up.
Tahoma School District students age 5–11 will be getting their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine this week.
A handful of Republican state lawmakers and others are suing Democratic leaders and a House official over a plan that allows a limited number of lawmakers vaccinated for COVID-19 on the chamber floor during the upcoming legislative session.
On Tuesday, one day after the deadline for compliance, 92% of the 3.5 million federal workers covered by Biden’s mandate reported to the government that they are at least partially vaccinated, according to White House officials.
Washington has officially launched WA Verify, an online tool to help people prove their COVID-19 vaccination status on the go.
A local union says Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is facing a staffing shortage due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, and may impact public safety during the busy holiday season.
Governor Jay Inslee encourages everyone to start getting COVID-19 booster shots, as the FDA and CDC expanded their eligibility on Friday.
The U.S. booster campaign is getting a lot simpler now that regulators have opened extra vaccine shots to all adults. The Food and Drug Administration’s Dr. Peter Marks says the new approach will streamline booster decisions as COVID-19 cases begin rising again across the country.
The Washington state House on Thursday released its plan for the upcoming legislative session, announcing a limited number of vaccinated lawmakers will be allowed on the chamber floor and that unvaccinated representatives will need to undergo COVID-19 testing three times a week in order to work in their on-campus offices.
The White House says about 10% of eligible kids under age 12 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Seattle School Board of Directors passed a resolution to urge the State Board of Health to begin reviewing the COVID-19 vaccine for school immunization requirements.
At least 2.6 million kids have received a shot, White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients says, with 1.7 million doses administered in the last week alone.
In October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for Moderna's COVID-19 booster for adults who are 65 and older, as well as adults between 18 and 64 who are at risk for severe COVID-19.
Dr. Anthony Fauci believes Americans should get a COVID-19 booster shot to avoid a possible winter “double whammy” of the more infectious delta variant and waning immunity among the vaccinated.
"If you get vaccinated and your family's vaccinated, you can feel good about enjoying a typical Thanksgiving, Christmas with your family and close friends," Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
Starting Monday, Nov. 15, large events in Washington state will be required to verify that all attendees 12 years or older are either fully vaccinated or test negative within the last 72 hours.
The White House says roughly 900,000 kids aged 5-11 will have received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in just their first week of eligibility.
Pfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday submitted a request to the FDA to broaden its emergency use authorization for a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine to all U.S. adults aged 18 and older.
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5 to 11 at Seattle Children’s Hospital.