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What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout?

(Originally posted on January 26, 2021)
 

We're working to collect and provide as much information as possible about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in North Central Washington. We've recieved dozens of questions over the past two days and have many of them are now answered on this resource page.

You can submit a question of your own using the form below:

https://wenatcheeworld.formstack.com/forms/vaccine_questions

Answer

Yes, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says that the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines preventing infection or severe illness wanes over time, so a booster dose is highly recommended. 

If 5 months or more have passed since completing the "primary series," the first two shots, then you should get a booster dose. Find a vaccine provider here.8

Read some more information about COVID-19 booster doses here. 7

Discussion

New anti-COVID drug, Evusheld, available in Washington

Doses of Evusheld — a monoclonal antibody treatment provided via injection to people with COVID-19 — have made their way to the state.

"Statewide, our cases and hospitalizations are moving in the right direction, but there are still deaths from COVID-19 every day, and a rise in cases caused by new variants is always a possibility,” said Dr. Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett, state Chief Science Officer. "We want to make sure patients who are immunocompromised know about treatments like Evusheld. It could be a game-changer for those who need extra protection."

The state recommends that people with a high risk for severe disease from COVID-19 who are not eligible for Evusheld should ask their health care provider about other antiviral and monoclonal antibody treatments.

Evusheld was first released for use in December 2021 and was initially very difficult to access due to limited supply. Additional information on Evusheld for patients, parents and caregivers can be found here